Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun talk

5 senses of talk

Sense 1
talk, talking -- (an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here")
       => conversation -- (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.)

Sense 2
talk -- (discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger")
       => discussion, treatment, discourse -- (an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased")

Sense 3
talk -- (the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history")
       => lecture, lecturing -- (teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class))

Sense 4
lecture, public lecture, talk -- (a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications")
       => address, speech -- (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets")

Sense 5
talk, talk of the town -- (idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately")
       => gossip, comment, scuttlebutt -- (a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip")

Antonyms of verb talk

1 of 6 senses of talk

Sense 5
spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out -- (divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks")
       Antonym of keep quiet (Sense 1)
      => keep quiet, shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shut -- (refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information; "Don't tell him any secrets--he cannot keep his mouth shut!")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb talk

6 senses of talk

Sense 1
talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 2
talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
speak, talk -- (use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 4
spill, talk -- (reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 5
spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out -- (divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks")
       => unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")

Sense 6
lecture, talk -- (deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

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