speak to


1) обращаться к кому-л., говорить с кем-л. The councillor was asked to speak to the crowd, to beg them to remain calm. ≈ Советника попросили обратиться к толпе с просьбой сохранять спокойствие.
2) подтверждать что-л.
3) просить кого-л. сделать что-л. I'll speak to the director about a pay rise for you. ≈ Я попрошу директора, чтобы он увеличил Вам заработную плату.
4) ругать I'll speak to that boy the minute he gets in. ≈ Как только это мальчик придет, я поругаю его. Syn : bawl out
2) , be down on
1) , bring up
10) , brush down, burn up
5) , call down
4) , chew out, chew up
3) , choke off
3) , come down on
3) , dress down
1) , dust down
2) , hop on
2) , jack up
3) , land on
2) , lay out
8) , rebuke, reprove, sail into
1) , scold
1. , sit on
3) , step on
3) , strip down, strip off
2) , take apart
4) , talk to
1) , tell off
3) , tick off
3) , walk into
2)
5) высказываться, выражать чье-л. мнение Would any committee member care to speak to the question? ≈ Будет ли кто-нибудь из членов комитета высказываться по этому вопросу?
6) поддерживать (идею) Many members spoke to their friend's suggestion. ≈ Многие поддержали предложение, выдвинутое их другом.

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • speak*/*/*/ — [spiːk] (past tense spoke [spəʊk] ; past participle spoken [ˈspəʊkən] ) verb 1) to talk to someone about something We spoke yesterday.[/ex] I phoned your office and spoke to your assistant.[/ex] Let me speak with Jennifer and see what she… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • speak — W1S1 [spi:k] v past tense spoke [spəuk US spouk] past participle spoken [ˈspəukən US ˈspou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in conversation)¦ 2¦(say words)¦ 3¦(language)¦ 4¦(formal speech)¦ 5¦(express ideas/opinions)¦ 6 so to speak 7 speak your mind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speak — [ spik ] (past tense spoke [ spouk ] ; past participle spo|ken [ spoukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 talk about something or to someone ▸ 2 use voice to talk ▸ 3 talk particular language ▸ 4 give formal speech ▸ 5 express ideas/thoughts ▸ 6 talk on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Speak — Ст …   Википедия

  • Speak — Speak, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p. {Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak — [spēk] vi. spoke, spoken, speaking [ME speken < OE specan, earlier sprecan, akin to Ger sprechen < IE base * sp(h)er(e) g , to strew, sprinkle > SPARK1, L spargere, to sprinkle: basic sense “to scatter (words)”] 1. to utter words with… …   English World dictionary

  • Speak — can mean: * Speech communication * SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids), a Maryland based organization for suicide prevention * Speak (artist), the Hungarian rap artist and internet phenomenon famous for his anti war video *… …   Wikipedia

  • speak — ► VERB (past spoke; past part. spoken) 1) say something. 2) (speak to) talk to in order to advise, pass on information, etc. 3) communicate in or be able to communicate in (a specified language). 4) (speak for) express the views or position of …   English terms dictionary

  • Speak — Speak, v. t. 1. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings. [1913 Webster] They sat down with him upn ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him. Job. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak of — ˈspeak of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they speak of he/she/it speaks of present participle speaking of past tense spoke of …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak — (v.) O.E. specan, variant of sprecan to speak (class V strong verb; past tense spræc, pp. sprecen), from P.Gmc. *sprekanan (Cf. O.S. sprecan, O.Fris. spreka, M.Du. spreken, O.H.G. sprehhan, Ger. sprechen to speak, O.N. spraki rumor …   Etymology dictionary

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