Definitions for: Speech Act


[n] the use of language to perform some act



See Also: act, address, affirmation, agreement, asking, assertion, bid, bidding, boast, boasting, challenge, citation, command, congratulation, denial, denouncement, denunciation, description, dictation, disagreement, disclosure, explanation, felicitation, human action, human activity, 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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