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  • Speak — Speak, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p. {Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak - talk — Speak and talk have very similar meanings, but there are some differences in the ways in which they are used. When you mention that someone is using his or her voice to produce words, you usually say that they are speaking. He hadn t looked at me …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak — speak, talk, converse can all mean to articulate words so as to express one s thoughts. Speak is, in general, the broad term and may refer to utterances of any kind, however coherent or however broken or disconnected, and with or without… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • speak — /spi:k/ verb past tense spoke past participle spoken 1 IN CONVERSATION (intransitive always + adv/prep) to talk to someone about something or have a conversation: speak to sb about sth: I intend to speak to the manager about the way I have been… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • speak*/*/*/ — [spiːk] (past tense spoke [spəʊk] ; past participle spoken [ˈspəʊkən] ) verb 1) to talk to someone about something We spoke yesterday.[/ex] I phoned your office and spoke to your assistant.[/ex] Let me speak with Jennifer and see what she… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • speak — be·speak; speak·ing; speak·able·ness; speak·ably; speak·ing·ly; speak·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • able — adjective 1 be able to do sth a) to have the skill, strength, knowledge etc to do something: I ve always wanted to be able to speak Japanese. b) to be able to do something because the situation makes it possible for you to do it: Despite his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • able — a|ble W1S1 [ˈeıbəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin habilis skillful , from habere to have ] 1.) be able to do sth a) to have the skill, strength, knowledge etc needed to do something ▪ I ve always wanted to be able to speak… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • able*/*/*/ — [ˈeɪb(ə)l] adj intelligent, or good at doing something • be able to do sth used for saying that it is possible for someone to do something[/ex] I don t know if I ll be able to come.[/ex] I d love to be able to sing like you.[/ex] Word family:… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • speak — W1S1 [spi:k] v past tense spoke [spəuk US spouk] past participle spoken [ˈspəukən US ˈspou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in conversation)¦ 2¦(say words)¦ 3¦(language)¦ 4¦(formal speech)¦ 5¦(express ideas/opinions)¦ 6 so to speak 7 speak your mind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speak — [ spik ] (past tense spoke [ spouk ] ; past participle spo|ken [ spoukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 talk about something or to someone ▸ 2 use voice to talk ▸ 3 talk particular language ▸ 4 give formal speech ▸ 5 express ideas/thoughts ▸ 6 talk on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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