Address and Speak


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Address verb – Give a speech to.
Usage example: The chairman addressed the board of trustees

Speak is a synonym for address in words topic. In some cases you can use "Speak" instead a verb "Address", when it comes to topics like speak at length. popular alternative
Nearby Words: addressed, addressing, addressee, addressable, addresser
Synonyms for Address


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Speak verb – Give a speech to.
Address is a synonym for speak in speech topic. You can use "Address" instead the word "Speak" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as words, speak at length. popular alternative
Nearby Words: speaker, speaking
Synonyms for Speak

Common collocations

people address people speak people
kind address kind speak kind
speech address speech speak speech
name address name speak name
Other nouns: way, names.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the case of characters who are unable rather than unwilling to speak using their own words, this trope can eventually be overcome somewhat like learning a new language, with the character making an effort to address their problem.
  • Omniglot This doesn't even address why one Chinese girl seems to only speak Japanese, or the Mexican wrestler just uses jaguar snarls.
    Source: Omniglot
  • Groening gives him a website address and begs him never to speak about the episode again.When the writer visits the website he finds nothing but a download link, which contains the lost episode.
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