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noun

1 say

The chance to speak.

Roget 582: speech, faculty of speech; locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion.    oration, ... show more

Roget 138: periodicity, intermittence; beat; oscillation etc. 314; pulse, pulsation; rhythm; alternation, alternateness, alternativeness, alternity.    bout, ... show more

Dutch: beslissingsbevoegdheid, inspraak, medezeggenschap



verb

1 say

Express in words.

synonyms: state, tell.

2 say

Report or maintain:
— The registrar says that I owe the school money.

synonyms: allege, aver.

Roget 535: assert; make an assertion etc. n.; have one's say; say, affirm, predicate, declare, state; protest, profess.    put forth, ... show more

Dutch: aanvoeren, pretenderen, beweren, stellen

3 say

Express a supposition:
— Let us say that he did not tell the truth.
— Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?.

synonym: suppose.

Dutch: aannemen, vermoeden, veronderstellen

4 say

Have or contain a certain wording or form:
— What does the law say?.

synonym: read.

Dutch: luiden, opgeven, opzeggen, staan, zeggen

5 say

Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.

synonyms: enjoin, order, tell.

Dutch: bevelen

6 say

Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way:
— I cannot say `zip wire'.

synonyms: articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out.

Roget 582: speak of; say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to; utter forth, pour forth; breathe, let fall, come out with; rap out, blurt out have on one's lips; have at the end of one's tongue, ... show more

7 say

Communicate or express nonverbally.

8 say

Utter aloud.

9 say

State as one's opinion or judgement; declare.

10 say

Recite or repeat a fixed text.

11 say

Indicate.


adverb

Roget 32: to a small extent [in a small degree], on a small scale; a little bit, a wee bit; slightly etc. adj.; imperceptibly; miserably, wretchedly; insufficiently etc. ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Australian ballot, Hare system, Parthian shot, about, absolute power, absolutism, acknowledge, acme, address, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, after-dinner speech, allegation, allege, allocution, almost, animadvert, announce, announcement ... show more.

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