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English definition of “speak”

speak

verb [I + adv/prep, T] (SUGGEST)    /spiːk/ (spoke, spoken) literary
to show or express something without using words: She was silent , but her eyes spoke her real feelings for him. The whole robbery spoke of (= made it seem that there had been) inside knowledge on the part of the criminals .Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of speak verb (SUGGEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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