HyperDic: say

English > 12 senses of the word say:
VERBcommunicationsay, state, tellexpress in words / words
communicationsay, allege, averreport or maintain
communicationsay, supposeexpress a supposition
stativesay, readhave or contain a certain wording or form
communicationsay, order, tell, enjoingive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
communicationsay, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciatespeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
communicationsaycommunicate or express nonverbally
communicationsayutter aloud
communicationsaystate as one's opinion or judgement
communicationsayrecite or repeat a fixed text
NOUNstatesaythe chance to speak
say > pronunciation
Rhymesdivorcee ... USA: 11 rhymes with sey...
English > say: 12 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe chance to speak.
Example"let him have his say"
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Spanishopinión, voz
Catalanopinió, veu
Verbssayexpress in words / words
sayreport or maintain
saystate as one's opinion or judgement
English > say: 12 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress in words / words.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstate, tell
Narroweradd, append, supplystate or say further
announce, declareannounce publicly or officially
answer, reply, respondReact verbally
articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocaliseExpress or state clearly
declarestate emphatically and authoritatively
declaremake a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
get outExpress with difficulty
giveconvey or reveal information
misstatestate something incorrectly
note, observe, mention, remarkmake mention of
precede, preface, premise, introduceFurnish with a preface or introduction
present, represent, lay outbring forward and present to the mind
summarize, summarise, sum, sum upBe a summary of
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Similar tosaystate as one's opinion or judgement
Spanishafirmar, contar, decir, declarar, manifestar, sentenciar
Catalanafirmar, declarar, dir, manifestar, sentenciar
Nounssaythe chance to speak
English > say: 12 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningReport or maintain.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey say that there was a traffic accident
Example "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
Synonymsallege, aver
Narrowerpleadmake an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
Broaderassert, asseverate, maintainstate categorically
Spanishafirmar, alegar, decir, declarar, sentenciar
Catalanafirmar, al·legar, declarar, sentenciar
Nounssaythe chance to speak
English > say: 12 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningExpress a supposition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  • "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"
  • "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
Broaderspeculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
English > say: 12 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningHave or contain a certain wording or form.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Something ----s something
Example "What does the law say?"
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
Similar toreadinterpret something that is written or printed
Spanishdecir, digamos, leer
English > say: 12 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsorder, tell, enjoin
Narrowercall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
command, requiremake someone do something
directcommand with authority
instructGive instructions or directions for some task
prescribe(medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription
warnask to go away
Broaderrequestask (a person) to do something
Spanishdecir, declarar, encargar, imponer, indicar, mandar, ordenar, sentenciar
Catalandeclarar, manar, ordenar, sentenciar
English > say: 12 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "I cannot say 'zip wire'"
Synonymspronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate
Entailstalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Narroweraspiratepronounce with aspiration
clickproduce a click
devoiceUtter with tense vocal chords
drawllengthen and slow down or draw out
explodeCause to burst as a result of air pressure
flappronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
liltarticulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
lispspeak with a lisp
mispronounce, misspeakpronounce a word incorrectly
nasalize, nasalisepronounce with a lowered velum
nasalize, nasalisespeak nasally or through the nose
palatalize, palatalisepronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
raisepronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
retroflexarticulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
rollpronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/
round, labialize, labialisepronounce with rounded lips
sibilatepronounce with an initial sibilant
stress, accent, accentuateput stress on
subvocalize, subvocalisearticulate without making audible sounds
syllabize, syllabiseUtter with distinct articulation of each syllable
trillpronounce with a trill, of the phoneme 'r'
twangpronounce with a nasal twang
vocalize, vocalise, vowelize, vowelisepronounce as a vowel
voice, sound, vocalize, vocaliseUtter with vibrating vocal chords
Spanisharticular, decir, declarar, hablar, pronunciar, sentenciar
Catalanarticular, declarar, parlar, pronunciar, sentenciar
English > say: 12 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningCommunicate or express nonverbally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
  • "What does this painting say?"
  • "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
Broaderconveymake known
Similar tosayIndicate
English > say: 12 senses > verb 8, communication
MeaningUtter aloud.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Spanishdecir, declarar, sentenciar
Catalandeclarar, sentenciar
English > say: 12 senses > verb 9, communication
Meaningstate as one's opinion or judgement; declare.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I say let's forget this whole business"
Similar tostate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishdeclarar, digamos
Nounssaythe chance to speak
English > say: 12 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaningrecite or repeat a fixed text.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Say grace"
Broaderreciterepeat aloud from memory
Spanishcontar, decir
Catalancontar, dir
Nounssayinga word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
English > say: 12 senses > verb 11, communication
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The clock says noon"
Broaderread, register, show, recordindicate a certain reading
Similar tosayCommunicate or express nonverbally
Spanishdeclarar, sentenciar
Catalandeclarar, sentenciar

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