speak to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyspeak to
he/she/itspeaks to
present participlespeaking to
past tensespoke to
past participlespoken to
  1. speak to someone to talk to someone who has done something wrong in an effort to persuade them to improve their behaviour
    speak to someone about something:

    You really ought to speak to him about coming late to class.

See also main entry: speak