Meaning of STATEMENT in English

STATEMENT

noun

1 something that you say or write

ADJECTIVE

▪ brief , short

Saunder's lawyer made a brief ~ to the press outside the court.

▪ bald , blunt , flat

His bald ~ that he'd resigned concealed his anxiety about the situation.

▪ comprehensive , definitive , detailed , full

▪ explicit

An explicit ~ of objectives is vital before the project begins.

▪ clear , simple

▪ bold , firm , positive , strong

▪ explanatory

▪ false , inaccurate , misleading

▪ sweeping

She made one of her sweeping ~s about foreigners.

▪ joint

The two heads of state issued a joint ~.

▪ formal , government , official , press , public

▪ political

They decided to make a political ~ by refusing to vote.

▪ oral , signed , sworn , written

▪ witness ( esp. BrE )

He made a witness ~ to the police.

▪ policy

▪ mission , vision

The company needed a mission ~ describing its core values.

▪ fashion ( figurative )

He was making a fashion ~ by wearing a pink suit.

VERB + STATEMENT

▪ issue , put out , release

▪ give , make

He admitted giving a false ~ to the police.

▪ read

She read a ~ to reporters yesterday.

▪ take

The police will take a ~ from each of you.

▪ retract , withdraw

▪ contradict

▪ deny

STATEMENT + VERB

▪ condemn

a ~ condemning the death penalty

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

In a ~ released today, the Department of Health said … 

▪ ~ about

The clothes you wear are a ~ about yourself.

▪ ~ on

a ~ on human rights

▪ ~ on behalf of

She put out a ~ on behalf of the Government.

▪ ~ to

a recent ~ to the press

2 financial record

ADJECTIVE

▪ bank , credit-card , tax ( AmE )

▪ financial , income ( AmE ), trading ( BrE )

VERB + STATEMENT

▪ prepare

▪ publish

The issuing banks published financial ~s.

▪ file

He filed false ~s with the SEC.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .