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Definitions of say

  1. 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"
  2. 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?"
  3. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something; " I said to him to go home"; " She ordered him to do the shopping"; " The mother told the child to get dressed"
  4. have or contain a certain wording or form; " The passage reads as follows"; " What does the law say?"
  5. the chance to speak; " let him have his say"
  6. communicate or express nonverbally; " What does this painting say?"; " Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
  7. 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?"
  8. indicate; " The clock says noon"
  9. recite or repeat a fixed text; " Say grace"; " She said her ` Hail Mary'"
  10. express in words; " He said that he wanted to marry her"; " tell me what is bothering you"; " state your opinion"; " state your name"
  11. 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"
  12. utter aloud; " She said ` Hello' to everyone in the office"
  13. state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; " I say let's forget this whole business"
  14. Said.
  15. Saw.
  16. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
  17. Tried quality; temper; proof.
  18. Essay; trial; attempt.
  19. To try; to assay.
  20. A kind of silk or satin.
  21. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
  22. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
  23. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
  24. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
  25. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
  26. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
  27. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; - in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
  28. To utter in words; declare; speak; to state as a decision; as, I say he shall go; allege; suppose; as, he had, say ten thousand dollars a year; utter from memory; as, to say a poem.
  29. To express an opinion.
  30. Something said, or what one has to say: used only in to have one's say, etc.; colloquially, one's turn or right to express an opinion.
  31. Sayer.
  32. Saying.
  33. To utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer.
  34. To speak: to relate: to state:- pa. t. and pa. p. said ( sed).
  35. Something said: a remark: a speech.
  36. To Speak; tell declare.
  37. To speak; utter; declare either orally or in writing.
  38. To suppose.
  39. To make an assertion.
  40. What one has said or has to say.
  41. A speech; something said.
  42. To utter in words; to speak; to declare; to utter; to allege; to repeat; to pronounce; to report; to answer.
  43. To assert.
  44. To speak in words; to declare; to tell in any manner; to state; to answer or reply; to pronounce and not sing.
  45. Speech; what one has to say; impera. tell me; speak.
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Usage examples for say

  1. " He would not say so. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. But what will the world say – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  3. Is there anything to say – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  4. He wanted to say And how long is that? – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  5. " Not much, I should say – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  6. Why did she say that? – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  7. And oh, Max, what- what am I to say to Noel? – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  8. What did you say Pop? – Dead Man's Planet by William Morrison
  9. But, Max, there's something I want to say to you. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  10. I say sir, what happened? – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  11. I say I say I say – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. Say to Brent what you have said to me. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  13. I should say I did! – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  14. What did you say – Bedside Manner by William Morrison
  15. " You say well," he replied. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  16. What did you say Daisy? – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  17. And can you say why, father? – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  18. Yes, I mean what I say – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  19. I'm sorry to have to say Don't! – Rebecca Mary by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  20. Did you say 'fat? – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
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