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(RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp)
To have a conversation.
To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
To be able to communicate in a language.
To be able to communicate in the manner of specialists in a field.
(RQ:King James Version)
1785, (w), ''Diary and letters of Madame d'Arblay, author of Evelina, Cecilia, &c.'', link:
- Their behaviour to each other speaks the most cordial confidence and happiness.
To understand (as though it were a language).
To produce a sound; to sound.
Of a bird, to be able to vocally reproduce words or phrases from a human language.
To address; to accost; to speak to.
- will thee in hope; he will speak thee fair.
(RQ:Emerson Threnod) in "Poems", published 1847, page 239
- Each village senior paused to scan / And speak the lovely caravan.
2013, George Francis Dow, ''Slave Ships and Slaving'' (quoting an older text)
- Spoke the ship ''Union'' of Newport, without any anchor. The next day ran down to Acra, where the windlass was again capsized and the pawls broken.
''Corporate speak; IT speak.''