(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. direct; court, woo; accost, greet, approach, speak to. — n. street and number; residence, home; speech, discourse, oration; cleverness, dexterity. See direction, indication, abode, courtesy, skill. Ant., overlook, shun; adroitness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A formal speech]
Syn. oration, lecture, speech, sermon; see speech 3 .
2. [Place at which one may be reached]
Syn. residence, home, quarters, dwelling, headquarters, place of business, location, box number; street, number, and zip code; see also business 4 , home 1 , hotel .
3. [Directions for delivery]
Syn. inscription, label, superscription, directions.
4. [Behavior]
Syn. delivery, manner(s), bearing, habit(s), approach; see also behavior 1 .
5. [Storage place in a computer]
Syn. source of output, position of input, data storage; see place 3 , position 1 .
See Synonym Study at speech . v.
1. [To provide directions for delivery]
Syn. inscribe, label, mark, direct, prepare for mailing, superscribe; see also write 2 .
2. [To speak formally to an assemblage]
Syn. lecture, discourse on, discuss, give a talk, make a speech, deliver an address, speak, take the floor, orate, pontificate, declaim, harangue, rant, expatiate on, sermonize, speechify*, spout*, spout off*, spiel*, take the stump*, take the soapbox*, take the platform*, do a spellbinder*.
3. [To communicate in a formal way]
Syn. petition, appeal to, write to, speak to, lay a matter before someone, plead, enter a plea for, seek redress for, enter a suit for, approach, greet; see also ask 1 , greet .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. speech oration, lecture, talk, salutation, letter.
2. mailing address R.F.D., route, street number, P.O. box, destination.
3. location residence, place, home, quarters, domicile.
1. direct speak to, greet, approach, salute, acknowledge, write to.
2. handle consider, deal with, confront, undertake, focus on, take up, engage in.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To direct speech to: speak, talk. See WORDS. 2. To talk to an audience formally: lecture, prelect, speak. Archaic: bespeak. See WORDS. 3. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of: appeal, apply, approach, petition. Obsolete: sue. See REQUEST. 4. To mark (a written communication) with its destination: direct, superscribe. See START. 5. To devote (oneself or one's efforts): apply, bend, buckle down, concentrate, dedicate, devote, direct, focus, give, turn. See COLLECT, WORK. 6. To cause (something) to be conveyed to a destination: consign, dispatch, forward, route, send, ship, transmit. See MOVE. II noun 1. A usually formal oral communication to an audience: allocution, declamation, lecture, oration, prelection, speech, talk. See WORDS. 2. Romantic attentions. Often used in plural: courtship, suit. See SEEK, SEX. 3. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality: air, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence, style. Archaic: port. See BE, STYLE. 4. The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time: diplomacy, savoir-faire, tact, tactfulness. See ABILITY, COURTESY.

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