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  1. [noun] the chance to speak; "let him have his say"

  2. [verb] express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
    Synonyms: state, tell

  3. [verb] 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: allege, aver

  4. [verb] express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money
    Synonyms: suppose

  5. [verb] have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
    Synonyms: read

  6. [verb] state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"

  7. [verb] utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"

  8. [verb] 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: order, tell, enjoin

  9. [verb] 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: pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate

  10. [verb] recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"

  11. [verb] communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"

  12. [verb] indicate; "The clock says noon"


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