1. (v. i.) To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.

2. (v. i.) To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.

3. (v. i.) To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to address a public assembly formally.

4. (v. i.) To discourse; to make mention; to tell.

5. (v. i.) To give sound; to sound.

6. (v. i.) To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.

7. (v. t.) To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.

8. (v. t.) To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.

9. (v. t.) To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.

10. (v. t.) To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.

11. (v. t.) To address; to accost; to speak to.

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