What is the opposite of talk?

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Noun
(listening) Opposite of an informal address or lecture
“The lecturer advised listening from the students to ensure that they are well-prepared for the impending exams.”
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(silence) Opposite of an informal address or lecture
“He spoke for a while, and then there was an unusually long silence.”
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Opposite of a period of conversation or discussion
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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”
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Opposite of rumour, gossip, or speculation
“In a poor look for the sport, evidence of illicit drug use was found in a quarter of the playing group.”
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Opposite of informal talk
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Friendly, informal conversation
“I enjoy going to the hairdresser for a haircut as well as some juicy gossip.”
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Opposite of a (formal) discussion on a particular matter where opposing arguments are put forward in a systematic manner
“Often, politicians and administrators do not directly participate in a consensus.”
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Opposite of a formal ceremonial speech
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Opposite of a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or film
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Opposite of a speech or talk, typically in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained
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Opposite of a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible
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Opposite of a lengthy and aggressive speech
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Opposite of news or gossip that is current
“Don't give me old news! What are the current rumors?”
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Opposite of a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth
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Opposite of information about someone's activities or private life that could prove damaging if revealed
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Opposite of mutual communication
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Opposite of written, nonrhythmic literature
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Opposite of the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence
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Opposite of a rumor or piece of gossip
“There is some truth to the claim that he is now in a relationship.”
Verb
Opposite of to speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings
“Most of the children were quite happy to speak their minds, but Joey would just sit and listen.”
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Opposite of to discuss or have a conversation with another
“We'll show up at the lecture, sit down, and be silent.”
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Opposite of to make a (usually formal and extended) speech on a subject
“The principal would stand on the podium in front of the assembly and laud the children for their hard work and persistence throughout the year.”
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Opposite of reveal secret or confidential information
“How confident are you that your man will keep quiet about our operation?”
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Opposite of to spread rumor or gossip
“Greene was quick to report the story and gave it a very prominent place on his front page.”
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(talk of or about) Opposite of to make mention of
“I would keep quiet about my terrible exam results.”
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(talk into) Opposite of to persuade someone
“Ezekiel was directed to speak to them with God's own words, the sum and purport whereof was to warn and dehort them from their wicked ways.”
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Opposite of to speak or to use words to express
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Opposite of 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.”
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(with object) Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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Opposite of speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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Opposite of to discuss together
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Opposite of to chat idly
“We need to sit down and discuss your behavior in class.”
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Opposite of to discuss, converse, or exchange viewpoints on a particular matter
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Opposite of to talk much and to little purpose
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Opposite of try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion
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Opposite of to convey or express in a particular way or manner
“I became flushed and flustered and I started to mumble nonsensically like the village idiot.”
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Opposite of to engage in (typically meaningless or unimportant) conversation
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Opposite of to discuss, converse, or exchange viewpoints on a particular matter
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