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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
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say say in sign language?

  1. say

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How to use say in a sentence?

  1. Jochen Stanzl:

    It's really hard to say upfront what the main scenario will be, it's really difficult to say' go long on the pound' or' go short on the pound,' because everything is on the table, everything is possible.

  2. Melania Trump:

    The statement comes after Melania Trump campaign officials repeatedly denied plagiarism charges a day earlier, and downplayed the controversy over the strikingly similar passages. The similarities were noticed shortly after Melania's otherwise well-received speech, and the controversy dogged the Melania Trump campaign for much of the convention's second day. Even ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged his replacement, Paul Manafort, to find out who was responsible. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage In Melania Trump statement, though, McIver -- who also co-authored Melania Trump : How to Get Rich with Melania Trump -- said Melania Trump offered Melania Trump resignation to Melania Trump and his family, but they rejected it. Melania Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences, Melania Trump said. I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Even as the campaign put out the statement, Melania Trump complained on Twitter about how much attention the issue was getting from the media. The remarks came toward the beginning of Melania Trump's speech, which was otherwise distinct from the address that Michelle Obama gave when Michelle Obama husband, then-Sen. Michelle Obama, was being nominated for president. From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

  3. Vaile Wright:

    It's a choice to say to yourself,' No, this doesn't make me selfish. No, I don't have to feel guilty about taking care of Vaile Wright because I know that it's going make me a better parent,'.

  4. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron:

    Reason is so unreasonable, that few people can say they are in possession of it.

  5. John MacGovern:

    If you didn't fight back, he would just badger you, he may not have been on the national stage before, but I do not think it will faze him in the slightest. He will say what he believes and it will be very easy for him.


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