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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. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
  16. Tried quality; temper; proof.
  17. Essay; trial; attempt.
  18. To try; to assay.
  19. A kind of silk or satin.
  20. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
  21. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
  22. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
  23. 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.
  24. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
  25. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To express an opinion.
  29. 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.
  30. Sayer.
  31. Saying.
  32. To utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer.
  33. To speak: to relate: to state:- pa. t. and pa. p. said ( sed).
  34. Something said: a remark: a speech.
  35. To Speak; tell declare.
  36. To speak; utter; declare either orally or in writing.
  37. To suppose.
  38. To make an assertion.
  39. What one has said or has to say.
  40. A speech; something said.
  41. To utter in words; to speak; to declare; to utter; to allege; to repeat; to pronounce; to report; to answer.
  42. To assert.
  43. To speak in words; to declare; to tell in any manner; to state; to answer or reply; to pronounce and not sing.
  44. Speech; what one has to say; impera. tell me; speak.
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