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speech act

Noun speech act has 1 sense
  1. speech act - the use of language to perform some act
    --1 is a kind of
    act, human action, human activity
    --1 has particulars:
     congratulation, felicitation; slander; proposal, proposition; command, bid, bidding, dictation; agreement; citation; disagreement; offer, offering; request, asking; reply, response; description; affirmation, assertion, statement; denial; rejection; objection; informing, making known; disclosure, revelation, revealing; promise; boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation; naming; challenge; explanation; denunciation, denouncement; address, speech; resignation
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