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that is (to say)

Definition of that is (to say)

  1. 1 —used when giving more accurate or specific information about someone or something that was just mentioned <We—that is to say my wife and I—will be attending the wedding.>

  2. 2 —used when giving information that affects something previously mentioned <We plan on going to the concert—that is, if tickets are still available.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to express in words :  state

    :  to state as opinion or belief :  declare

    :  utter, pronounce

  1. :  something that is said :  statement

    :  an expression of opinion

    :  a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. :  about, approximately

    :  for example :  as


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