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English noun: speech act

1. speech act (communication) the use of language to perform some act


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)address, affirmation, agreement, asking, assertion, bid, bidding, boast, boasting, challenge, citation, command, congratulation, denial, denouncement, denunciation, description, dictation, disagreement, disclosure, explanation, felicitation, informing, jactitation, making known, naming, objection, offer, offering, promise, proposal, proposition, rejection, reply, request, resignation, response, revealing, revelation, self-praise, slander, speech, statement









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