have a confab,chew the fat/rag,natter,have a chinwag,shoot the breeze
spout,spiel,speechify,preachify,jaw,sound off,drone on
mention,make mention of,talk about,discuss,refer to,make reference to,bring in,introduce,remark on,comment on,allude to,advert to,deal with,treat
represent,speak on behalf of,act for,act on behalf of,appear for,intercede for,express the views of,act as spokesman for,act as spokeswoman for,act as spokesperson for
reprimand,rebuke,admonish,chastise,chide,upbraid,reprove,reproach,scold,remonstrate with,berate,take to task,pull up,castigate,lambaste,read someone the Riot Act,give someone a piece of one's mind,haul over the coals,lecture,criticize,censure
tell off,give someone a talking-to,give someone a telling-off,dress down,give someone a dressing-down,give someone an earful,give someone a roasting,give someone a rocket,give someone a rollicking,rap,rap over the knuckles,slap someone's wrist,send someone away with a flea in their ear,let someone have it,bawl out,give someone hell,come down on,blow up,pitch into,lay into,lace into,give someone a caning,put on the mat,slap down,blast,rag,keelhaul,tick off,have a go at,carpet,monster,give someone a mouthful,tear someone off a strip,give someone what for,give someone stick,wig,give someone a wigging,give someone a row,row,chew out,ream out
advocate,champion,uphold,defend,stand up for,support,speak in support of,promote,recommend,urge,back,endorse,sponsor,espouse
give a speech,give a talk,talk,lecture,give a lecture,deliver an address,give a sermon,hold forth,discourse,expound,expatiate,orate,harangue,sermonize,pontificate
have a conversation,talk,have a talk,have a discussion,converse,communicate,chat,have a chat,pass the time of day,have a word,gossip,make conversation
call down,rate,give someone a rating,trim
indicate,mean,suggest,show,denote,display,demonstrate,be evidence of,register,reflect,reveal,betray,evince,disclose,exhibit,manifest,express,convey,signify,impart,bespeak,communicate,bear out,attest,testify to,prove,evidencespeak
say something in order to convey information an opinion or a feeling.
in his agitation he was unable to speak
talk to in order to reprove or advise.
she tried to speak to Seth about his drinking
(of behavior a quality an event etc.) serve as evidence for something.
her harping on him spoke strongly of a crush
(of a musical instrument or other object) make a sound when functioning.
the gun spoke again