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    Public Verb is as I understand; a verb whose meaning includes or implies the idea of 'speaking', taking that-clause expressing a factual proposition; contrasted with a private verb.

    Examples: affirm, announce, boast, confirm, declare

    Are they all correct?

    Refugee

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    Default Re: public verbs 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Refugee
    Public Verb is as I understand; a verb whose meaning includes or implies the idea of 'speaking', taking that-clause expressing a factual proposition; contrasted with a private verb.

    Examples: affirm, announce, boast, confirm, declare

    Are they all correct?

    Refugee
    When confined to "speaking", they are sometimes called discourse public verbs. Your list is good. Here are many others:

    http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=speak

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