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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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