Say Definition

Define what is Say?

1. say (noun)

the chance to speak.

  • let him have his say.
Hypernyms

chance, opportunity noun
a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances.

2. say, State, Tell (verb)

express in words.

  • He said that he wanted to marry her.
  • tell me what is bothering you.
  • state your opinion.
  • state your name.
Synonyms: State, Tell
Hypernyms

give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize verb
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise.

Hyponyms

present, lay out, represent verb
bring forward and present to the mind.

misstate verb
state something incorrectly.

answer, reply, respond verb
react verbally.

preface, premise, precede, introduce verb
furnish with a preface or introduction.

announce, declare verb
announce publicly or officially.

enunciate, vocalise, vocalize, articulate verb
express or state clearly.

get out verb
express with difficulty.

declare verb
state emphatically and authoritatively.

declare verb
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official.

note, remark, mention, observe verb
make mention of.

ADD, append, supply verb
state or say further.

explain verb
define.

give verb
convey or reveal information.

sum, summarise, sum up, summarize verb
be a summary of.

3. allege, aver, say (verb)

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.
Synonyms: allege, aver
Hypernyms

assert, asseverate, maintain verb
state categorically.

Hyponyms

plead verb
make 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.

4. suppose, say (verb)

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?.
Synonyms: suppose
Hypernyms

speculate verb
talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion.

5. read, say (verb)

have or contain a certain wording or form.

  • The passage reads as follows.
  • What does the law say?.
Synonyms: read
Hypernyms

feature, have verb
have as a feature.

6. Order, enjoin, Tell, say (verb)

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.
Synonyms: Order, enjoin, Tell
Hypernyms

request verb
ask (a person) to do something.

Hyponyms

direct verb
command with authority.

instruct verb
give instructions or directions for some task.

command, require verb
make someone do something.

send for, Call verb
order, request, or command to come.

warn verb
ask to go away.

7. enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say (verb)

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?.
Hyponyms

twang verb
pronounce with a nasal twang.

devoice verb
utter with tense vocal chords.

raise verb
pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth.

lilt verb
articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.

palatalise, palatalize verb
pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate.

nasalise, nasalize verb
pronounce with a lowered velum.

nasalise, nasalize verb
speak nasally or through the nose.

mispronounce, misspeak verb
pronounce a word incorrectly.

aspirate verb
pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds.

vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound verb
utter with vibrating vocal chords.

retroflex verb
articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate.

subvocalise, subvocalize verb
articulate without making audible sounds.

syllabise, syllabize verb
utter with distinct articulation of each syllable.

drawl verb
lengthen and slow down or draw out.

labialise, labialize, round verb
pronounce with rounded lips.

LISP verb
speak with a lisp.

accent, accentuate, stress verb
put stress on; utter with an accent.

vowelise, vowelize, vocalise, vocalize verb
pronounce as a vowel.

click verb
produce a click.

trill verb
pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'.

sibilate verb
pronounce with an initial sibilant.

flap verb
pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.

explode verb
cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/.

roll verb
pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/.

8. say (verb)

communicate or express nonverbally.

  • What does this painting say?.
  • Did his face say anything about how he felt?.
Hypernyms

convey verb
make known; pass on, of information.

9. say (verb)

utter aloud.

  • She said `Hello' to everyone in the office.
Hypernyms

give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize verb
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise.

10. say (verb)

state as one's opinion or judgement; declare.

  • I say let's forget this whole business.

11. say (verb)

recite or repeat a fixed text.

  • Say grace.
  • She said her `Hail Mary'.
Hypernyms

recite verb
repeat aloud from memory.

12. say (verb)

indicate.

  • The clock says noon.
Hypernyms

record, register, read, show verb
indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.

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