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Dictionary definition for: Say

1. (n) the chance to speak; "let him have his say"

2. (v) express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

3. (v) 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"

4. (v) 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?"

5. (v) have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows" "What does the law say?"

6. (v) state as one''s opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let''s forget this whole business"

7. (v) utter aloud; "She said "Hello" to everyone in the office"

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) 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?"

10. (v) recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace" "She said her "Hail Mary"

11. (v) communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?" "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"

12. (v) indicate; "The clock says noon"

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