40 Verbs to Use instead of SPEAK
Hi English learners. Boost your vocabulary today. We are going to look at 40 verbs to use instead of speak.
Here is the list:
- Touch base
Meaning: to tell someone what you think they should do in a particular situation, to give them advice.
They advised children not to eat too much junk food on the excursion.
Meaning: to say clearly that something is true.
Sara affirmed her intention to apply for the job.
Meaning: to say that something happened but without proof.
It was alleged that the Minister was receiving bribes while he was in office.
Meaning: to say something officially, especially if it is a plan or intention.
George and Tara announced their engagement.
Meaning: to say clearly and confidently that something is true.
The accused asserted that he was innocent.
Meaning: to say clearly that something is true.
The judge averred that the accused was guilty.
Meaning: to talk too much and usually say something that should be confidential.
Someone must have blabbed about Karen’s surprise birthday party because she found out.
Meaning: to talk to somebody in a friendly, informal way.
When I saw them they were sitting at a cafe and chatting.
Meaning: to say that something is true although you can not prove it.
The man at the customs office claimed that he didn’t know anything about the parcel in his suitcase.
Meaning: to order someone, especially a soldier.
The officer commanded the soldiers to retreat.
Meaning: to tell something to someone.
Simon asked me to communicate his best regards to you.
Meaning: to admit that what you said or did was wrong.
Edmund confessed that he was using drugs in his youth.
Meaning: to make your ideas, thoughts, and feelings known to someone.
Will you please convey my sincere apologies to your mother?
Meaning: to announce something clearly and publicly.
There has been declared a state of emergency in the country.
Meaning: to give a speech.
The president delivered a fifteen-minute speech.
Meaning: to exchange ideas about a subject with other people.
The team gathered to discuss various issues.
Meaning: to state a feeling or an idea.
The speaker expressed his gratitude for the money raised for charity.
Meaning: to make something easy to understand by giving details.
The teacher explained the formulae by giving many examples of use.
Meaning: to speak continuously about unimportant matters.
Celia was gabbing to her friend for an hour.
Meaning: to talk about other people’s private matters which can be unpolite.
They’ve been gossiping about their neighbour’s new girlfriend all morning.
Meaning: to suggest something without saying it directly.
Although he didn’t say it, his tone implied that we were wrong.
Meaning: to tell some facts to somebody.
Will you please inform us about any change of plan?
Meaning: to say something in a few words.
Sally mentioned to the boss that we were late.
Meaning: to speak quietly and not clearly.
When I asked her about her plans for the day she just mumbled something and left.
Meaning: to speak unclearly in a quiet voice.
Doug murmured something in his sleep.
Meaning: to speak quietly and not very understandably, especially if you are upset.
Elsa muttered something I didn’t understand and left the room.
Meaning: to command someone to do something.
Michael ordered his dog to wait for him outside the shop.
Meaning: to say a poem or something else you learned by heart in front of the audience.
Monica recited the poem at the Christmas Eve entertainment.
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Meaning: to say something again.
He didn’t hear her so she repeated the question.
Meaning: to answer.
When the teacher asked the question, the children replied in one voice.
Meaning: to give information.
The doctor reported that the patient is recovering very well.
Meaning: to give an answer to somebody.
The woman on the plane politely responded to the flight attendant’s question.
Meaning: to tell something using words.
The lawyer said that the defendant would be released soon.
Meaning: to say something in a loud tone of voice.
Will you stop shouting and listen to what I’m telling you?
Meaning: to formally say something.
The accused stated that he had never seen the man before.
Meaning: to give information to someone.
Brian told us not to worry.
Meaning: to talk briefly to someone especially if you haven’t seen each other for some time.
When we were on holiday we touched base with some friends from college.
Meaning: to tell your idea of something to other people.
Robert suggested going for a walk after dinner.
Meaning: to say something.
Simon hardly uttered a few words during dinner.
Meaning: to talk in a very quiet voice so that others can’t hear you.
She whispered something into his ear.