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

Speak words


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

I do not believe a word he says.


To use your voice to say something

She never speaks at the meetings.


To use your voice to say words

She talks too fast.



To say something

I did not utter a word during the meeting.


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

He was too drunk to articulate his words.


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

She stated her intention to resign from the government.


To say or write particular words

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


To say something firmly and clearly

SW: assert, affirm

I declared my innocence.


Read aloud (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Read aloud


To speak the words that are printed or written to other people

I read the poem to my children.

Read out

To speak the words that are printed or written, especially to other people

I read out the passage in the class.

Read aloud

To read something in a voice that other people can hear

We listened to the child reading aloud.


To say a poem, piece of literature, etc. from memory to an audience

He proudly recited the poem to the class.


To say something from memory

My daughter can repeat her favorite poem word for word.

Repeat #2

To say something after someone else has just said it, especially in order to learn it

Listen carefully and repeat each sentence after me.


To speak the words of something such as a play, a prayer, or a speech you have learned previously

My father always says the same verses from the Bible before meals.


To say or write exactly what someone else has said or written

He always quotes from the Bible.


To say words for someone else to write down or type or for a machine to record

I spent the morning dictating the documents to my secretary.


To practice something you are going to do or say to someone

I need to carefully rehearse my presentation for the conference.


Comment / Give your opinion or idea (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Give your opinion or idea

Make a comment


To express an opinion about someone or something

My girlfriend always comments on what I wear.

Make a comment

They made helpful comments on my work.


To say or write a comment about someone or something

SW: comment

He remarked that the book was disappointing.

Make a remark

They made a number of rude remarks about the restaurant.



To make a comment about someone or something

He observed that it was getting late.


Express an opinion


To tell or show a feeling, opinion, aim, etc. by words, looks or actions

I was afraid to express my opinions.


To express an opinion on something

Her doctor said that she should eat more vegetables.


To express your opinions or ideas in carefully chosen words

It took me a while to formulate an answer.



To mention something because it is important or interesting

It’s worth noting that the president gave no reason for his decision.


To publicly say your opinions

Speak out

To publicly say your opinions in a way that takes courage, especially in order to protest against or defend something

Some students who had spoken out against the government were arrested.


To publicly express your opinions

SW: voice

The workers should get a chance to air their views.


To say your opinions or feelings about a particular subject

The parents are going to voice concern about their children’s safety.

Sound off

Informal, disapproving

To express your opinions strongly and rather rudely without being asked

These students always sound off about politics.



Put forward

To offer an idea, opinion, reason, etc. for other people to consider or discuss

I encouraged individuals to put forward their views.


To put forward an idea, a plan, or an action for other people to consider

I suggested an Indian restaurant near the subway station for the party.



To put forward a plan, idea, action, etc. for other people to consider

Several politicians have proposed raising the tax.



Opinion (noun)

Give an opinion

I was invited to give my opinions about how the factory should be operated.

More verbs

Air, Express, Offer, State, Voice

In someone’s opinion

Used when giving your opinion

In my opinion, we should change the way we work.


View (noun)

A personal opinion, belief, or attitude about something

SW: opinion

Give one’s view

I always hesitate to give my own views on any matters.

More verbs

Air, Convey, Expound, Express, Make known, Present, Put forward,

Tell someone your view, Let someone have your view

In someone’s view

In my view, it is a waste of time.


Point (noun)

An idea, fact, opinion, or piece of information that is said or written as part of an argument or a discussion

Make a point

She made some interesting points in the conference.

More verbs

Raise, Illustrate, Demonstrate, Get across, Put across, Prove, Have, Emphasize,

Belabor / Labor, Press, Stress, Clarify


Observation (noun)


A written or spoken comment, especially based on something you have seen, heard, felt or read

SW: remark

Make an observation

May I make an observation?


Announcement (noun)

A written or spoken statement that officially tells people about something

Make / Issue an announcement

The president is going to make an announcement about his plans tonight.


Declaration (noun)

An official announcement about a particular situation or plan of a government or an organization

Make / Issue a declaration

Our government has issued a declaration of war against the rebel group.


Quip (noun)

A humorous and clever remark

I made several quips during the interview.


Aside (noun)

A remark that you make quietly to someone because you do not want other people to hear it

He made an aside about the speaker to me.


Taunt (noun)

An insulting or unkind remark, or a joke that is intended to make someone angry or upset

I tried to ignore their taunts.


Dig (noun)

A remark or joke that is intended to annoy or criticize someone

Dig at

He makes sly little digs at me when we meet.