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say - Dictionary definition and meaning for word say

Definition
(noun) the chance to speak
Example Sentence
  • let him have his say

Definition
(verb) express in words
Synonyms : state , tell
Example Sentence
  • He said that he wanted to marry her
  • tell me what is bothering you
  • state your opinion
  • state your name

Definition
(verb) report or maintain
Synonyms : allege , aver
Example Sentence
  • He alleged that he was the victim of a crime
  • He said it was too late to intervene in the war
  • The registrar says that I owe the school money

Definition
(verb) express a supposition
Synonyms : suppose
Example Sentence
  • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
  • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

Definition
(verb) have or contain a certain wording or form
Synonyms : read
Example Sentence
  • The passage reads as follows
  • What does the law say?

Definition
(verb) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
Synonyms : enjoin , order , tell
Example Sentence
  • I said to him to go home
  • She ordered him to do the shopping
  • The mother told the child to get dressed

Definition
(verb) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Example Sentence
  • She pronounces French words in a funny way
  • I cannot say `zip wire'
  • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

Definition
(verb) communicate or express nonverbally
Example Sentence
  • What does this painting say?
  • Did his face say anything about how he felt?

Definition
(verb) utter aloud
Example Sentence
  • She said `Hello' to everyone in the office

Definition
(verb) state as one's opinion or judgement; declare
Example Sentence
  • I say let's forget this whole business

Definition
(verb) recite or repeat a fixed text
Example Sentence
  • Say grace
  • She said her `Hail Mary'

Definition
(verb) indicate
Example Sentence
  • The clock says noon

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