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Meaning & Definition of Say in English

English

Say

/se/

noun

1. The chance to speak

  • "Let him have his say"
    synonym:
  • say

verb

1. Express in words

  • "He said that he wanted to marry her"
  • "Tell me what is bothering you"
  • "State your opinion"
  • "State your name"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • say
  • ,
  • tell

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • allege
  • ,
  • aver
  • ,
  • say

3. 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?"
    synonym:
  • suppose
  • ,
  • say

4. Have or contain a certain wording or form

  • "The passage reads as follows"
  • "What does the law say?"
    synonym:
  • read
  • ,
  • say

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • order
  • ,
  • tell
  • ,
  • enjoin
  • ,
  • say

6. 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?"
    synonym:
  • pronounce
  • ,
  • articulate
  • ,
  • enounce
  • ,
  • sound out
  • ,
  • enunciate
  • ,
  • say

7. Communicate or express nonverbally

  • "What does this painting say?"
  • "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
    synonym:
  • say

8. Utter aloud

  • "She said `hello' to everyone in the office"
    synonym:
  • say

9. State as one's opinion or judgement

  • Declare
  • "I say let's forget this whole business"
    synonym:
  • say

10. Recite or repeat a fixed text

  • "Say grace"
  • "She said her `hail mary'"
    synonym:
  • say

11. Indicate

  • "The clock says noon"
    synonym:
  • say

Examples of using

How much did you say this cost?
Let not the king say so!
All the doctors say that I shouldn't drink coffee, but, despite that, I do have a bit now and then when I'm in good company.