Definition for spoken (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of speak
SYNONYMS FOR speak
Related formsspeak·a·ble, adjectivespeak·a·ble·ness, nounspeak·a·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for spoken
Scalise never would have spoken to EURO had Duke been there in person.
Over dinner, the Knight had mentioned that Scalise had spoken before the EURO event.
At various times, we had spoken about honors--Hitchcock had been awarded the Légion d'Honneur and wore a ribbon in his lapel.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while all he says he has spoken to still believe the interrogations saved lives, he said the report was a punch in the gut.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bergeot is perhaps the best known female authority figure in Magic and has spoken out in the past against sexism in the community.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?|David Levesley|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is believed that the other evangelical denominations in Oregon have spoken with the same distinctness and the same confidence.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849|William Henry Gray
Hes at the switch now, remarked the man who had first spoken to the lads.Jack Ranger's Gun Club|Clarence Young
Touraine, too, has the reputation of being that part of France where is spoken the purest French.Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country|Francis Miltoun
He broke off, but when I would have spoken interrupted me with: And so you were on the Pamunkey all this while!By order of the company|Mary Johnston
Surely he had spoken, too, with the voice of an educated man.None Other Gods|Robert Hugh Benson
British Dictionary definitions for spoken (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spoken (2 of 2)
verb speaks, speaking, spoke or spoken
Derived Formsspeakable, adjective
Word Origin for speak
Idioms and Phrases with spoken
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