verb (used without object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
verb (used with object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
- to intercede for or recommend; speak in behalf of.
- to express or articulate the views of; represent.
- to choose or prefer; have reserved for oneself: This item is already spoken for.
Words nearby speak
Idioms for speak
Origin of speak
SYNONYMS FOR speak
OTHER WORDS FROM speakspeak·a·ble, adjectivespeak·a·ble·ness, nounspeak·a·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for speakable
The things that are not to be said in English are not worth thinking—if they are speakable at all; and some things are not.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
The sisters' lips were sealed; the only speakable person on the premises was Woolly.Zoe; Or, Some Day|May Leonard
"The end" ran through his mind, to the exclusion of all speakable thoughts.The Wheels of Chance|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for speakable
verb speaks, speaking, spoke or spoken
Derived forms of speakspeakable, adjective
Word Origin for speak
Idioms and Phrases with speakable
In addition to the idioms beginning with speak
- speak down to
- speak for
- speak of the devil
- speak one's mind
- speak one's piece
- speak out
- speak out of turn
- speak the same language
- speak too soon
- speak up
- speak volumes
- actions speak louder than words
- in a manner of speaking
- nothing to speak of
- not to mention (speak of)
- on speaking terms
- so to speak
- to speak of