Speak, Say words / Talk (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Speak words

Say

To use your voice to express an idea, feeling, thought, etc. with words

I do not believe a word he says.

Speak

To use your voice to say something

She never speaks at the meetings.

Talk

To use your voice to say words

She talks too fast.

Utter

Formal

To say something

I did not utter a word during the meeting.

Articulate

To speak very clearly so that every word you say can be heard and understood

He was too drunk to articulate his words.

State

To express something formally in speech or writing, especially in a careful and clear way

She stated her intention to resign from the government.

Use

To say or write particular words

Don’t use the word in front of your little brother.

Declare

To say something firmly and clearly

SW: assert, affirm

I declared my innocence.

 

Express (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Express something in particular way

Express

To show a feeling, an opinion, or fact by words, looks or actions

She could not clearly express her feelings in words.

Put

To say or write something in a particular way

He rarely puts his feelings into words.

 

 

Phrase

To say or write something in a particular way

I tried to phrase the question in very simple words.

Word

To write or say something in a particular way by choosing which words to use

SW: phrase

I should have worded the message much more clearly.

Formulate

To express an idea or opinion in carefully chosen words

It took me a while to formulate my answer.

Frame

To express something by choosing your words carefully

I wondered how I was going to frame the question.

Articulate

Formal

To express your ideas, feelings, or thoughts clearly and effectively in words

Many people are unable to articulate their feelings.

Be couched in something

Formal

To be expressed in a particular way

The letter was couched in legal jargon.

 

 

Announce

To say something, especially something other people may not like, in a loud and clear way

SW: state, declare

I announced my intention to quit school.

State

To express something formally in speech or writing, especially in a careful and clear way

She stated her intention to resign from the government.

Declare

To say something firmly and clearly

SW: assert, affirm

I declared my innocence.

Assert

To state firmly that something is true

She asserts that the boy stole money from her.

Affirm

To state firmly and publicly that something is true

SW: confirm

He affirmed he had been at home all evening.

Confirm

To say that something is definitely true or correct

OPW: deny

The police confirmed that the two politicians had been arrested.

 

Say something is true (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Say something is true

Declare

To state officially and publicly that something is true or happening

She declared it was the best wine she had ever tasted.

Assert

To state firmly that something is true

She asserts that the boy stole money from her.

Affirm

To state firmly and publicly that something is true

SW: confirm

He affirmed he had been at home all evening.

Confirm

To say that something is definitely true or correct

OPP: deny

The police confirmed that the two politicians had been arrested.

 

Without proof

Claim

To say something is true although it has not been proved

The medication claims that it can make you thin without dieting.

Allege

To say that something is true or that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof

Formal

Often passive

It was alleged that the mayor had accepted bribes.

 

When other people do not believe

Insist

To say firmly that something is true, even when other people do not believe you

She insisted on her innocence.

Maintain

To keep saying that something is true, even if other people do not agree or do not believe it

SW: insist, claim

I still maintain my innocence.

Contend

To argue or say that something is true

SW: maintain, insist

I contended my client had never been near the scene of the crime.