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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the chance to speak
"let him have his say"
state, say, tellverb
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, sayverb
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, sayverb
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, sayverb
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"
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How to use say in a sentence?
They interpreted the law in my case to say it was criminal.
We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases, now, I want to say that any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much, but I also want to make sure that this hysteria, you know, that this doesn’t drive a hysteria and that we look at these numbers in context so that we can make responsible decisions about what to allocate in that context.
It just came to a point where I thought it was time to say something, we were ready to play, and no one was moving, and then it just seemed like it all came together. People were getting antsy for sure.
Eventually my brother’s son, who works in Sydney, told us it was about speculation to do with the ticker GME, i was hoping to be able to say it was more to do with our world-class nickel projects.
My fear is that during the summer, they'll just say, 'I just can't do this anymore, because it was just too hard,'.
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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