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?
We used to say we ca n’t do anything, the machine was not working.
We are barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU, with no say over the rules that will govern huge swathes of our economy.
I will say what I think, he will say what he thinks, but I never, ever, wanted to make a judgment without hearing the person.
Tell them - to cut off his hands and nail them to the Senate door. I told the old fool I'd do it if he ever crossed me again. Nobody can possibly say that I don't keep my word.
I believe that the essence of government lies with unceasing concern for the welfare and dignity and decency and innate integrity of life for every individual. I dont like to say this and wish I didnt have to add these words to make it clear but I willregardless of color, creed, ancestry, sex or age.
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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