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Synonyms for say
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. say(verb)

    the chance to speak

    "let him have his say"

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    enunciate, articulate, sound out, state, affirm, suppose, aver, assert, avow, swan, pronounce, enjoin, allege, read, swear, tell, order, enounce, verify

  4. suppose, say(verb)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. read, say(verb)

    have or contain a certain wording or form

    "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

    Synonyms:
    enunciate, sound out, aver, scan, record, state, enounce, register, learn, interpret, articulate, translate, study, pronounce, enjoin, allege, understand, take, read, tell, order, suppose, show

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. 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?"

    Synonyms:
    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

  8. say(verb)

    communicate or express nonverbally

    "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, enunciate, allege, order, articulate, suppose, read, aver, pronounce

  9. say(verb)

    utter aloud

    "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, enunciate, allege, order, articulate, suppose, read, aver, pronounce

  10. say(verb)

    state as one's opinion or judgement; declare

    "I say let's forget this whole business"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, enunciate, allege, order, articulate, suppose, read, aver, pronounce

  11. say(verb)

    recite or repeat a fixed text

    "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, enunciate, allege, order, articulate, suppose, read, aver, pronounce

  12. say(verb)

    indicate

    "The clock says noon"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, enunciate, allege, order, articulate, suppose, read, aver, pronounce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. say

    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.

    Synonyms:
    adduce, advance, affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assign, aver, cite, claim, declare, introduce, maintain, offer, plead, produce, state

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. say

    Synonyms:
    utter, tell, speak, pronounce, declare, assert, allege, affirm, repeat, rehearse, recite, judge

    Antonyms:
    suppress, secrete, silentiate, repress, misdeclare, misrecite, misdeliver, missay, misjudge, mispronounce

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. say(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    speak, utter, allege, tell, affirm, declare, pronounce

  2. say(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    repeat, rehearse, recite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. say(v)

    Synonyms:
    utter, express, mention, pronounce, speak, declare, tell, articulate, recite, rehearse, state, assert, affirm, allege, aver, asseverate, predicate, cite, suppose, assume, presume

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tell, saying, mean, said, dis, diga, mention, telling, teii, speak, says, express, affirm, add, admit, declare, argue, claim, assert, this, talk, state, confess, told, make, voice

How to pronounce say?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say say in sign language?

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How to use say in a sentence?

  1. Vaibhav Jain:

    We used to say we ca n’t do anything, the machine was not working.

  2. Jo Johnson:

    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.

  3. Pope Francis:

    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.

  4. Mark Antony:

    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.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    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.


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