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say

 
Noun say has 1 sense
  1. say - the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
    --1 is a kind of
    opportunity, chance
    Derived forms: verb say5, verb say2, verb say1
Verb say has 11 senses
  1. state, say, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
    --1 is one way to express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Derived form: noun say1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. allege, aver, say - report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
    --2 is one way to assert, asseverate, maintain
    Derived form: noun say1
    Sample sentence:
    They say that there was a traffic accident
  3. suppose, 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?"
    --3 is one way to speculate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. read, say - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
    --4 is one way to have, feature
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Something ----s something
  5. say - state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"
    Derived form: noun say1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  6. say - utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
    --6 is one way to
    express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. order, tell, enjoin, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
    --7 is one way to request
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  8. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. say - recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
    --9 is one way to
    recite
    Derived form: noun saying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. say - communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
    --10 is one way to
    convey, impart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. say - indicate; "The clock says noon"
    --11 is one way to
    read, register, show, record
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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