Synonyms for talk

Synonyms for (noun) talk

Synonyms: talk

Definition: the act of giving a talk to an audience

Usage: I attended an interesting talk on local history

Similar words: lecture, lecturing

Definition: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)


Synonyms: talk, talking

Definition: an exchange of ideas via conversation

Usage: let's have more work and less talk around here

Similar words: conversation

Definition: the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.


Synonyms: talk

Definition: discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')

Usage: his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

Similar words: discourse, discussion, treatment

Definition: an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

Usage: the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic; his treatment of the race question is badly biased


Synonyms: talk, talk of the town

Definition: idle gossip or rumor

Usage: there has been talk about you lately

Similar words: scuttlebutt, gossip, comment

Definition: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

Usage: the divorce caused much gossip


Synonyms: lecture, talk, public lecture

Definition: a speech that is open to the public

Usage: he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Similar words: speech, address

Definition: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

Usage: he listened to an address on minor Roman poets

Synonyms for (verb) talk

Synonyms: talk, lecture

Definition: deliver a lecture or talk

Usage: She will talk at Rutgers next week; Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

Similar words: teach, learn, instruct

Definition: impart skills or knowledge to

Usage: I taught them French; He instructed me in building a boat


Synonyms: let the cat out of the bag, peach, talk, tattle, blab, blab out, babble, babble out, spill the beans, sing

Definition: divulge confidential information or secrets

Usage: Be careful--his secretary talks

Similar words: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge

Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Usage: The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold; The actress won't reveal how old she is; bring out the truth; he broke the news to her; unwrap the evidence in the murder case


Synonyms: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: talk, spill

Definition: reveal information

Usage: If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!; The former employee spilled all the details

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: talk, speak

Definition: exchange thoughts; talk with

Usage: We often talk business; Actions talk louder than words

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: talk, speak

Definition: use language

Usage: the baby talks already; the prisoner won't speak; they speak a strange dialect

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist