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1. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] express in words.

Synonyms

  • answer
  • articulate
  • enunciate
  • give
  • express
  • announce
  • introduce
  • sum
  • give tongue to
  • observe
  • present
  • respond
  • verbalize
  • lay out
  • sum up
  • vocalize
  • verbalise
  • summarise
  • remark
  • represent
  • reply
  • add
  • precede
  • misstate
  • utter
  • append
  • state
  • supply
  • note
  • preface
  • mention
  • summarize
  • tell
  • premise
  • explain
  • vocalise
  • declare

Antonyms

  • explode
  • stay
  • inelasticity
  • forbid

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word say


1. Noun, singular or mass
Executives must have team-building and persuasion skills because they often don’t have final say over company decisions.

2. Verb, base form
Learn to say no to her.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Proponents say that it helps with weight loss, reduces cholesterol levels, destroys acne-causing bacteria and more.

Quotes containing the word say


1. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
- Bernard M. Baruch

2. You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.
- Lady Gaga

2. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] report or maintain.

Synonyms

  • asseverate
  • plead
  • assert
  • aver
  • allege

Antonyms

  • implicit
  • local
  • slow
  • unplug

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] express a supposition.

Synonyms

  • suppose

Antonyms

  • sheathe
  • arrive

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] have or contain a certain wording or form.

Synonyms

  • read
  • feature

Antonyms

  • detach
  • phase out
  • end

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.

Synonyms

  • enjoin
  • order
  • direct
  • tell
  • instruct
  • command
  • warn
  • request
  • send for
  • call

Antonyms

  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way.

Synonyms

  • lisp
  • articulate
  • explode
  • enunciate
  • accent
  • speak
  • misspeak
  • palatalise
  • subvocalize
  • vowelise
  • voice
  • round
  • roll
  • mispronounce
  • verbalize
  • click
  • vocalize
  • verbalise
  • sibilate
  • trill
  • nasalize
  • aspirate
  • palatalize
  • devoice
  • labialise
  • talk
  • enounce
  • labialize
  • vowelize
  • sound
  • sound out
  • mouth
  • stress
  • pronounce
  • accentuate
  • utter
  • nasalise
  • raise
  • subvocalise
  • lilt
  • retroflex
  • syllabise
  • vocalise
  • syllabize
  • drawl
  • flap

Antonyms

  • voice
  • unarticulated
  • deny
  • withdraw

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] communicate or express nonverbally.

Antonyms

  • written

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] utter aloud.

Synonyms

  • verbalize
  • express
  • verbalise
  • give tongue to

Antonyms

  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve
  • bottlefeed

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. say

noun. ['ˈseɪ'] the chance to speak.

Synonyms

  • opportunity

Antonyms

  • dock
  • get on

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. say

verb. ['ˈseɪ'] indicate.

Synonyms

  • register
  • show
  • read

Antonyms

  • confront
  • pack
  • fall short of
  • disagree

Etymology

  • saie (English)
  • saga (English)
  • seyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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