Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
I phoned your office and spoke to your assistant.
Let me speak with Jennifer and see what she thinks.
People spoke of their fear as the flood waters rose.
He spoke movingly about his son’s struggle with cancer.
There was a long pause before she spoke again.
He spoke so softly it was difficult to hear what he said.
Do you speak Chinese?
He speaks three languages.
The local MP will be speaking at our graduation ceremony.
Petersen spoke to an audience of 2,000 at the conference.
Only a small group of people dared to speak against the war.
Yvonne has spoken so highly of you.
You shouldn’t speak ill of your father.
‘Who’s speaking?’ ‘This is Mark Richards speaking.’
Generally speaking, pet owners are law-abiding citizens.
She has no money to speak of.
His success as a lawyer speaks for itself.
‘No one wants pizza again tonight.’ ‘Speak for yourself! I do!’
Speaking as a mother, I would tell him to give up football.
Speaking of money, have we paid our credit card bills yet?
She was an assertive woman who always spoke her mind.
This is the British English definition of speak. View American English definition of speak.