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General words meaning to say something

say

verb

to express something using words

talk

verb

to use words to communicate

speak

verb

to talk to someone about something

communicate

verb

to express thoughts, feelings, or information to another person or animal, for example by speaking or writing

enunciate

verb

to express an idea clearly and in detail.

address

verb

to speak directly to someone who is with you

utter

verb

to say something

express yourself

to talk in a way that other people can understand

give utterance to something

to express something in words

voice

noun

someone’s ability to speak

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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