talk

talk
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. conversation; chatter, chat, gossip; speech, lecture, discourse; rumor, hearsay. —v. say, speak, chat, converse, gossip. See news, information.
- talk into
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Human speech]
Syn. utterance, locution, parlance; see communication 1 , speech 2 .
2. [A conference]
Syn. symposium, parley, consultation; see conversation , discussion 1 .
3. [An address]
Syn. lecture, oration, sermon; see speech 3 .
4. [Gossip]
Syn. report, hearsay, tittle-tattle; see gossip 1 , rumor 1 .
5. [Nonsense]
Syn. bombast, twaddle, cant, banter, persiflage, noise, palaver, badinage, racket, rubbish, rot, jive*, trash*, flapdoodle*, raillery*, bunk*, fudge*; see also jargon 3 , nonsense 1 .
See Synonym Study at speech .
big talk*,
Syn. bragging, boasting, lying; see exaggeration 1 .
make talk*,
Syn. chat, converse, gossip; see talk 1 .
v.
1. [To converse]
Syn. discuss, confer, chat, interview, speak, communicate, dialogue, engage in a dialogue, have a conversation, have a meeting of the minds, chatter, gossip, remark, be on the phone with, be in contact with, talk over, reason with, visit with, parley, commune with, read, hold a discussion, confide in, argue, observe, notice, inform, rehearse, debate, have an exchange, exchange opinions, have a conference with, pop off*, talk away*, go on*, gab*, chew the rag*, chew the fat*, compare notes with*, talk an arm off of*, talk a leg off of*, go over*, pipe up*, shoot off one's mouth*, spit out*, shoot the breeze*, shoot the bull*, pass the time of day*, be closeted with*.
Ant. hush*, be silent, be still.
2. [To lecture]
Syn. speak, give a talk, deliver a speech; see address 2 , lecture .
3. [*To inform]
Syn. reveal, divulge, sing*; see notify 1 , tell 1 .
4. [*To persuade]
Syn. induce, sway, count; see influence , persuade 1 .
5. [To utter]
Syn. pronounce, express, speak; see utter .
See Synonym Study at speak .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. speech conversation, verbalization, words, communication, utterance, articulation, expression.
2. discussion chat, dialogue, *confab, conference, tete-a-tete, *rap session, *powwow, consultation, argument, *gabfest, interview, *heart-to-heart.
3. lecture address, discourse, oration, speech, sermon, recitation, allocution, tirade.
4. gossip rumor, scuttlebutt, *buzz, hearsay, word, *grapevine, blabbing, idle talk, *hot air, drivel.
II
v.
1. speak converse, verbalize, frame words, communicate, utter, articulate, express, voice, say, pronounce, enunciate, intone, chatter, babble, prattle, palaver, *shoot the breeze, *yak, *gab, *run off at the mouth, blurt, cry, fume, grumble, huff, rant, rave, shout, snap, sputter, exclaim, grunt, murmur, stammer, whisper. ''To open and close the mouth rapidly while the bellows in the throat pumps out the gas in the brain.''—Elbert Hubbard.
2. discuss chat, have a dialogue, confer, consult, *have a powwow, *rap, confabulate, *interface, *touch base, parley.
3. deliver a speech deliver a sermon, address, orate, give a talk.
4. gossip *fuel the rumor mill, blab.
5. confess *spill the beans, *let the cat out of the bag, divulge, disclose, *sing, reveal.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb l.To engage in spoken exchange: chat, confabulate, converse1, discourse, speak. Informal: confab, visit. See WORDS. 2. To direct speech to: address, speak. See WORDS. 3. To express oneself in speech: speak, verbalize, vocalize. Idioms: open one's mouth (or lips), put in (or into) words, wag one's tongue. See WORDS. 4. To put into words: articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, say, state, tell, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent or voice) to. See WORDS. 5. To engage in or spread gossip: blab, gossip, noise, rumor, tattle, tittle-tattle, whisper. Idioms: tell tales, tell tales out of school. See WORDS. 6. To meet and exchange views to reach a decision: advise, confer, consult, deliberate, parley. Informal: powwow. See COLLECT, MEET, WORDS. 7. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities: inform, tattle, tip3 (off). Slang: fink, rat, sing, snitch, squeal, stool. Idiom: blow the whistle. See KNOWLEDGE, LAW. II noun 1. Spoken exchange: chat, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, converse1, dialogue, discourse, speech. Informal: confab. Slang: jaw. See WORDS. 2. The faculty, act, or product of speaking: discourse, speech, utterance, verbalization, vocalization. See WORDS. 3. A usually formal oral communication to an audience: address, allocution, declamation, lecture, oration, prelection, speech. See WORDS. 4. The act or process of dealing with another to reach an agreement. Often used in plural: negotiation, parley. See WORDS.

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