Meaning of STATEMENT in English
1 something that you say or write
▪ 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
An explicit ~ of objectives is vital before the project begins.
▪ clear , simple
▪ bold , firm , positive , strong
▪ false , inaccurate , misleading
She made one of her sweeping ~s about foreigners.
The two heads of state issued a joint ~.
▪ formal , government , official , press , public
They decided to make a political ~ by refusing to vote.
▪ oral , signed , sworn , written
▪ witness ( esp. BrE )
He made a witness ~ to the police.
▪ 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.
She read a ~ to reporters yesterday.
The police will take a ~ from each of you.
▪ retract , withdraw
STATEMENT + VERB
a ~ condemning the death penalty
▪ 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
▪ bank , credit-card , tax ( AmE )
▪ financial , income ( AmE ), trading ( BrE )
VERB + STATEMENT
The issuing banks published financial ~s.
He filed false ~s with the SEC.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012