Meaning of SAY in English


n. 25B6; verb

she felt her stomach flutter as he said her name : SPEAK, utter, voice, pronounce, give voice to, vocalize.

‘I must go,’ she said : DECLARE, state, announce, remark, observe, mention, comment, note, add; reply, respond, answer, rejoin; informal come out with.

Newall says he's innocent : CLAIM, maintain, assert, hold, insist, contend; allege, profess; formal opine, aver; rare asseverate.

I can't conjure up the words to say how I feel : EXPRESS, put into words, phrase, articulate, communicate, make known, put/get across, convey, verbalize; reveal, divulge, impart, disclose; imply, suggest.

they sang hymns and said a prayer : RECITE, repeat, utter, deliver, perform, declaim, orate.

the dial of her watch said one twenty : INDICATE, show, read.

I'd say it's about five miles : ESTIMATE, judge, guess, hazard a guess, predict, speculate, surmise, conjecture, venture; informal reckon.

let's say you'd just won a million pounds : SUPPOSE, assume, imagine, presume, hypothesize, postulate, posit.

25B6; noun

everyone is entitled to their say : CHANCE TO SPEAK, turn to speak, opinion, view, voice; informal twopence worth, twopenn'orth.

don't I have any say in the matter? : INFLUENCE, sway, weight, voice, input, share, part.

25A0; that is to say IN OTHER WORDS, to put it another way; i.e., that is, to wit, viz, namely.

25A0; to say the least TO PUT IT MILDLY, putting it mildly, without any exaggeration, at the very least.

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