Communication verbs list

allow to have or take - give , permit I give you two minutes to respond allow to regain its breath - blow , rest blow a horse announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding - report , announce Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city, The team reported significant advances in their research announce for a score; of cards in a card game - meld , announce announce loudly - blare out, blat out, announce announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports - check-in , sign-in , report announce one's departure from a hotel - check-out , report announce one's presence - report , announce I report to work every day at 9 o'clock announce publicly or officially - announce , declare , state The President declared war announce the termination of, as of treaties - denounce , announce annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism - goad , needle He needled her with his sarcastic remarks answer adequately or successfully - field , answer The lawyer fielded all questions from the press answer back in an impudent or insolent manner - sass , answer don't sass me!, The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning answer back - retort , come-back , return , riposte , repay , rejoin , answer appeal or request earnestly - plead , appeal I pleaded with him to stop append one's signature to - ink , sign They inked the contract applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava' - bravo , applaud appraise critically - review , critique She reviews books for the New York Times, Please critique this performance approach with an offer of sexual favors - solicit , hook , accost , hook he was solicited by a prostitute, The young man was caught soliciting in the park approve officially - visa , approve The list of speakers must be visaed approve or sanction officially - approbate , authorize argue again - re-argue, argue This politician will be forced into re-arguing an old national campaign argue in protest or opposition - remonstrate , object argue or speak in defense of - defend , support , fend-for , argue She supported the motion to strike argue over petty things - quibble , niggle , pettifog , bicker , squabble , brabble , argue Let's not quibble over pennies arrange a program of or for - program , programme , schedule program the 80th birthday party arrange firmly - firm-up , arrange firm up one's plans articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate - retroflex , pronounce Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way - lilt , pronounce articulate silently - mouth , pretend She mouthed a swear word articulate without making audible sounds - subvocalize, subvocalise, articulate she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized articulate - express , verbalise , utter , verbalize , give tongue to She expressed her anger, He uttered a curse ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality - call , label He called me a bastard, She called her children lazy and ungrateful ascribe blame or guilt for something to (someone) - pin-on pin the blame on the innocent man ask (a person) to do something - request , ask She asked him to be here at noon, I requested that she type the entire manuscript ask (for something) - apply , request He applied for a leave of absence, She applied for college, apply for a job ask (someone) to marry you - propose , declare oneself, offer , pop-the-question , request he popped the question on Sunday night, she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months, The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer - supplicate , supplicate , request supplicate God's blessing ask for identification - challenge , request The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example - claim , request They claimed on the maximum allowable amount ask for or request earnestly - bid , adjure , beseech , entreat , press , conjure , plead The prophet bid all people to become good persons ask for permission to be released from an engagement - excuse , beg-off , request ask humbly (for something) - supplicate , beg He supplicated the King for clemency ask someone in a friendly way to do something - invite , bid , request ask to be informed of - demand , request I demand an explanation ask to come - summon , call summon a lawyer ask to go away - warn , tell The old man warned the children off his property ask to prove what someone is claiming - call one's bluff, challenge John called Mary's bluff when she claimed she could prove the theorem in under an hour assert or affirm strongly - claim , affirm He claimed that he killed the burglar assign a label to - label , designate These students were labelled `learning disabled'