speak

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspiːk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spik/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spēk)

Inflections of 'speak' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
speaks
v 3rd person singular
speaking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spoke
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spoken
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

speak

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. speak [directly, indirectly, plainly, clearly]
  2. speak in public
  3. speak at the [meeting, ceremony, graduation]
  4. speak and [write, understand, read, spell]
  5. speak [English]
  6. speak [a little, some] [Spanish]
  7. doesn't speak a word of [Spanish]
  8. (don't) speak the lingo
  9. speaks (the language) like a native
  10. speaks with [an, a German, a slight] accent
  11. speak your mind
  12. speak the truth
  13. speaks (a lot of) sense
  14. speak for yourself!
  15. [can speak, is capable of speaking] for herself
  16. the [products, reviews] speak for themselves
  17. I can only speak for myself
  18. [cannot, does not] speak for [all, every, everyone, the others]
  19. speak on behalf of
  20. speak about the [class, issue, news]
  21. spoke [at length, in detail] about
  22. speak out against [poverty, the oil companies]
  23. speak out about [poverty]
  24. speak up [in class, at the meeting]
  25. (please) speak up! (I can't hear you)
  26. do not speak until (you are) spoken to
  27. speak (only) when (you are) spoken to
  28. speak as though you have [seen, done, experienced, heard]
  29. speak to [them, your professor, her parents, my lawyer, someone] (about)
  30. speak with [them] (about)
  31. not speaking to each other (any more)
  32. the [book, movie, song] (really) spoke to me
  33. speaks volumes for [him, her efforts, their chances]
  34. speaks volumes about [him]
  35. too [scared, nervous, frightened] to speak
  36. no [debts, problems, issues] to speak of
  37. speaking from (personal) experience
  38. speaking of [that, which]
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