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What is the opposite of speaking?

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Opposite of related to, or used for, speech or talking
Opposite of like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
Opposite of used for, or being engaged in, the act of speaking or conversing
Opposite of spoken rather than written
Opposite of communicating something that is not directly expressed
“Her brows furrowed together in surprise, before she carefully smoothed them out and assumed a blank expression.”
Opposite of showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness of something
Opposite of the action of saying or expressing something aloud
Opposite of an instance of information transfer, typically involving conversation or discourse
“Helen and Bill agreed to a mutual silence on the controversial issue of her emails.”
Opposite of idle talk or chatter
Opposite of the ability to express thoughts and feelings through voice
“He also treats Colette's younger brother Luc who suffers from mutism after the soldiers raided his village in France.”
Opposite of communication by spoken words
“To the deaf and dumb, under instruction, dactylology is useful as a means of communication between them and their teacher.”
(with object) Opposite of present participle for to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
“He acknowledged that he had an immediate gut reaction to government requests for the media to withhold information.”
(without object) Opposite of present participle for to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
“She whispered, but Will murmured in an undertone for her to be quiet.”
Opposite of present participle for to make a speech or contribute to a debate
“What I know about the federal tax code is far less relevant than how I feel about it when I listen to a talk about tax reform.”
(speak to/with) Opposite of present participle for to have a conversation
“They need to listen to me if they are to understand the significance of the events that are about to transpire.”
(speak to) Opposite of present participle for to talk to in order to reprove or advise
Commend your children for the things they do right.”
(usually "speak of") Opposite of present participle for to serve as evidence for something
“These figures, which document an out-of-control war on drugs in the city, contradict the rhetoric we are hearing from all quarters.”
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