Speech and dialog tags, other ways to say “said”

acknowledged
admitted
agreed
angled
answered
argued
asked
babbled
barked
begged
bellowed
bemoaned
blurted
blustered
bragged
breathed
called
clipped
commented
complained
confessed
cried
croaked
crooned
crowed
declared
demanded
denied
drawled
echoed
ended
equipped
examined
faltered
gasped
gentled
giggled
granted
ground
grumbled
harassed
hard
harsh
heckled
hinted
hissed
hollered
howled
implored
incredulous
inquired
inserted
insisted
interrupted
intoned
joked
laughed
lied
mouthed
mumbled
murmured
muttered
orated
pleaded
posted
promised
purred
queried
questioned
quoted
raged
ranted
reiterated
remembered
reminded
replied
roared
said
sang
scolded
screeched
shouted
shrieked
sighed
snapped
snarled
snickered
sobbed
splattered
suggested
swore
threatened
thundered
tortured
undertone
uttered
wailed
warned
whimpered
whined
whispered
wondered
yelled
yelped