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Synonyms for say
seɪsay

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sayverb

    the chance to speak

    "let him have his say"

  2. 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"

    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, 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"

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

  4. suppose, sayverb

    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, sayverb

    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, 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"

    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, 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?"

    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. sayverb

    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. sayverb

    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. sayverb

    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. sayverb

    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. sayverb

    indicate

    "The clock says noon"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sayverb

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

  2. sayverb

    Synonyms:
    repeat, rehearse, recite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sayverb

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

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How to use say in a sentence?

  1. Kristian Saucier:

    They interpreted the law in my case to say it was criminal.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    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.

  3. Mike Trout:

    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.

  4. Director Peter Sullivan:

    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.

  5. Suzen Polk-Hoffses:

    My fear is that during the summer, they'll just say, 'I just can't do this anymore, because it was just too hard,'.


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    • B. jaded
    • C. imperturbability
    • D. remonstrate

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