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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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