Etymology: [ tok ] (verb.) 13th century. Middle English talken, talkien 'to speak with, converse', frequentative of Middle English talen, talien 'to speak, recount', from Old English talian 'to suppose, reckon', from Proto-Germanic *talōjanan 'to count, reckon' (compare Old Frisian talia, German zählen 'to count', Danish tale 'to speak'), from *talō(n) 'talk'. More at tale.
Frequentative -k suffix similar to hark from hear. Akin to Eastern Frisian talken 'to chat', Low Saxon Talk 'talk'.
Synonyms: accost, allocution, allusion, argot, argue, argument, articulate, babble, badinage, banter, be in contact, blather, bombast, broach, bunk, buzz, cant, canvass, carry on conversation, chalk talk
Antonyms: listening, silence, listen, refrain, refuse
Tenses: talks, talking, talked