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say

say

 
 
pronunciation:
seI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: says, saying, said
definition 1: to produce (words or sounds) with one's voice.
Did you say something just now?How do you say this word in Spanish?
synonyms:
speak, utter, voice
similar words:
articulate, communicate, pronounce, sound, tell
definition 2: to express in speech or written words.
I said how glad I was to see them.In my letter, I said what was bothering me.
synonyms:
express
similar words:
articulate, communicate, convey, deliver, enunciate, go, phrase, read, relate, state, tell, utter
definition 3: to report.
Everyone says the story is true.
synonyms:
declare, disclose, maintain, relate, report
similar words:
allege, assert, claim, offer, pronounce, tell
definition 4: to show on a clock.
My watch says it is three o'clock.
synonyms:
read
similar words:
display, indicate, show
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chance to express an opinion.
He wants his say in the matter.
synonyms:
voice
definition 2: authority.
Teachers have the say in their classrooms.
synonyms:
authority, control, sway
derivation: sayer (n.)