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Synonyms for state
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. state

    To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, depose, express, inform, maintain, predicate, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, specify, swear, tell, testify

    Antonyms:
    contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disprove, dispute, gainsay, oppose, refute, repudiate, retract, waive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. statenoun

    Synonyms:
    position, condition, situation, circumstances, plight, predicament, case, province

  2. stateverb

    Synonyms:
    say, declare, propound, aver, set forth, narrate, specify, particularize, avow, recite

    Antonyms:
    suppress, repress, suppose, imply, deny, contradict, retract

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, provincenoun

    the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

    "his state is in the deep south"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, responsibility, province, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  2. statenoun

    the way something is with respect to its main attributes

    "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, province, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  3. statenoun

    the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

    "the state has lowered its income tax"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, province, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  4. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun

    a politically organized body of people under a single government

    "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"

    Synonyms:
    landed estate, state of matter, body politic, commonwealth, ground, nation, farming, province, res publica, kingdom, solid ground, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, area, acres, republic, demesne, earth, democracy, rural area, terra firma, domain

  5. state of matter, statenoun

    (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

    "the solid state of water is called ice"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, body politic, province, res publica, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  6. statenoun

    a state of depression or agitation

    "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, province, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  7. country, state, landnoun

    the territory occupied by a nation

    "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"

    Synonyms:
    landed estate, state of matter, body politic, commonwealth, ground, nation, farming, province, res publica, kingdom, solid ground, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, area, acres, demesne, earth, rural area, terra firma, domain

  8. Department of State, United States Department of State, State Department, State, DoSverb

    the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

    "the Department of State was created in 1789"

    Synonyms:
    nation, country, disk operating system, province, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, land, state of matter

  9. 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, say, narrate, evidence, suppose, submit, articulate, assure, put forward, posit, severalise, separate, pronounce, enjoin, severalize, secernate, allege, read, tell apart, differentiate, tell, order

  10. submit, state, put forward, positverb

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

    Synonyms:
    express, put forward, pass on, relegate, fix, put in, resign, tell, take, stir, call down, give in, conjure, subject, arouse, bow, bring up, reconcile, accede, conjure up, assert, deposit, raise, render, defer, nominate, present, call forth, put up, invoke, posit, evoke, situate, postulate, submit, say

  11. express, stateverb

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

    Synonyms:
    extract, express, press out, evince, say, convey, submit, posit, put forward, give tongue to, verbalize, utter, carry, verbalise, tell, show

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. statenoun

    Synonyms:
    condition, situation, position, plight, predicament, pass, case, category

  2. statenoun

    Synonyms:
    commonwealth, civil community, body politic

  3. statenoun

    Synonyms:
    pomp, parade, dignity, grandeur, magnificence, glory

  4. stateverb

    Synonyms:
    express (with particularity), explain, specify, set forth

  5. stateadjective

    Synonyms:
    national, public

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How to use state in a sentence?

  1. Energy Minister Segolene Royal:

    The victims are workers whose situation has been made more precarious, consumers who were duped and also the state which pays subsidies for purchases of clean vehicles.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, corruption is a crime, violating the law; whereas, suspending and abolishing the constitution is a traitorous act and disloyalty, with the state and nation. When such practices exist, in society at whatever level and shape; thereupon, expecting transparent judiciary, neutral, and free media means; idiocy and the collapse of stability and welfare prevail.

  3. Sean Morales-Doyle:

    By passing this bill, the state assembly has sent a clear message : if you live in the community, you should be able to vote, disenfranchising people on parole is a vestige of Jim Crow and because of the racial disparities plaguing New York State's criminal justice system, it has had an enormous impact on Black and Latino New Yorkers. We look forward to the governor putting an end to it by signing this bill into law.

  4. Matthew Kroenig:

    In the past, we thought of the Chinese Communist Party as a government run by a single-party state, a group of men in the Politburo making the decisions, but now it really is Xi calling the shots, and dictators are sometimes paranoid.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    Any one of these risks we could cope with, but taken collectively they would be a massive challenge to the UK state and no one would choose to go down that route.


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