the chance to speak
"let him have his say"
state, say, tell(verb)
express in words
"He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
enunciate, express, sound out, aver, recite, enounce, distinguish, recount, secern, state, narrate, evidence, suppose, submit, articulate, assure, put forward, posit, severalise, separate, pronounce, enjoin, severalize, secernate, allege, read, tell apart, differentiate, tell, order
allege, aver, say(verb)
report or maintain
"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"
express a supposition
"Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
hypothecate, presuppose, guess, sound out, state, theorise, hypothesize, enunciate, speculate, reckon, suppose, aver, articulate, hypothesise, imagine, pronounce, enjoin, think, theorize, allege, read, opine, tell, order, enounce, conjecture
have or contain a certain wording or form
"The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
enunciate, sound out, aver, scan, record, state, enounce, register, learn, interpret, articulate, translate, study, pronounce, enjoin, allege, understand, take, read, tell, order, suppose, show
order, tell, enjoin, say(verb)
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
"I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
tell apart, distinguish, dictate, suppose, place, ordain, put, differentiate, read, pronounce, range, enjoin, enounce, enunciate, evidence, tell, regulate, state, assure, govern, severalize, arrange, separate, regularize, severalise, ordinate, regularise, grade, aver, articulate, secern, set up, allege, rank, consecrate, rate, recite, narrate, recount, sound out, prescribe, order, secernate
pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say(verb)
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
"She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, label, formulate, suppose, enunciate, articulate, joint, read, feel out, pronounce, vocalise, give voice, allege, vocalize, aver, word, check out, judge, order, phrase
communicate or express nonverbally
"What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
"She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
state as one's opinion or judgement; declare
"I say let's forget this whole business"
recite or repeat a fixed text
"Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
"The clock says noon"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To allege is formally to state as true or capable of proof, but without proving. To adduce, literally to lead to, is to bring the evidence up to what has been alleged. Adduce is a secondary word; nothing can be adduced in evidence till something has been stated or alleged, which the evidence is to sustain. An alleged fact stands open to question or doubt. To speak of an alleged document, an alleged will, an alleged crime, is either to question, or at least very carefully to refrain from admitting, that the document exists, that the will is genuine, or that the crime has been committed. Alleged is, however, respectful; to speak of the "so-called" will or deed, etc., would be to cast discredit upon the document, and imply that the speaker was ready to brand it as unquestionably spurious; alleged simply concedes nothing and leaves the question open. To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons. Adduce is not used of persons; of them we say introduce or produce. When an alleged criminal is brought to trial, the counsel on either side are accustomed to advance a theory, and adduce the strongest possible evidence in its support; they will produce documents and witnesses, cite precedents, assign reasons, introduce suggestions, offer pleas. The accused will usually assert his innocence. Compare STATE.
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How to use say in a sentence?
I always wonder, do people think that I lost it ? do people think that I don’t have the chops anymore ? I feel like I have to prove something when I ’m in front of the camera. Especially for my good friend Steven … He believed in me and had the courage to hire me and cast me for this film, which, let’s face it, not everyone would have. I felt had to really, really do right by him and give this character and my performance my all, just to say thank you to Steve for believing in me.
When you see his face, it’s kind of hard to say no.
It makes me feel so good when they would say, 'Miss I am very happy that you are one of my teachers because I've learned a lot from you.' when it comes to that point, when they would say thank you, it's a reward to myself that I have touched probably some lives of these people. But it's just so sad that we have to say goodbye.
The family is very upset, this is essentially their family member who died. To say they are upset is a gross understatement.
If you are good, they say you are weak.
Translations for say
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- يتلو, يقول, قالArabic
- сказаць, гаварыцьBelarusian
- dir, declamar, recitarCatalan, Valencian
- povědět, říctCzech
- fortælle, sigeDanish
- es heißt, sagen, sagen wir, man sagtGerman
- diri, dirasEsperanto
- se dice, decir, digamosSpanish
- نمایاندن, گفتن, باز خواندن, نمودنPersian
- sanoa, näyttää, virkkaa, kertoaFinnish
- disons, dire, indiquer, réciter, on dit, il paraîtFrench
- sizze, útsprekke, steanWestern Frisian
- can, abairScottish Gaelic
- recitar, dicir, digamosGalician
- dire, recitare, diciamo, si diceItalian
- 語る, 言う, 暗唱, おっしゃる, 申し上げる, 申す, 書かれているJapanese
- ვთქვათ, ლაპარაკი, სიტყვაზე, თქმაGeorgian
- ថា, និយាយថាKhmer
- گۆتن, gotin, وتنKurdish
- loquor, inquam, fabulor, dico, for, proloquorLatin
- soenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- sakyti, tarkim, sakomaLithuanian
- teikt, sacītLatvian
- ശബ്ദിക്കുന്നു, പറയുന്നുMalayalam
- cakap, kataMalay
- ပေါ့, ပြော, ဆိုBurmese
- opgeven, luiden, zeggen, laten wij zeggen, staan, opzeggenDutch
- seia, seieNorwegian Nynorsk
- wymawiać, powiedzieć, powiadać, mówić, rzecPolish
- recitar, dizer, falar, diz-se, digamos, suponhamos, dizemPortuguese
- dir, gir, deirRomansh
- spune, ziceRomanian
- говорить, сказать, гласитьRussian
- narri, nàrrere, faedhareSardinian
- recitírati, казати, kázati, говорити, rȅći, рећи, govoritiSerbo-Croatian
- කියනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- hovoriť, povedaťSlovak
- praviti, povedati, rečiSlovene
- stå, sägaSwedish
- söylemek, diyelim, demekTurkish
- казати, говорити, сказатиUkrainian
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