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state

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of state

  1. 1 a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government <the British monarch is the head of state, while the prime minister is the head of the government> Synonyms commonwealth, country, land, sovereignty (also sovranty), nationRelated Words city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state; domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic; duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory (or seignory), sultanate; democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, oligarchy, sovereign (also sovran), theocracy; client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory; fatherland, homeland, motherland; great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power; welfare state

  2. 2 high position within society <Sir Thomas More was accorded an execution befitting his state: a beheading and not the hanging that common criminals received> Synonyms class, dignity, fashion, quality, standing, rankRelated Words gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; prefermentNear Antonyms debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness




state

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of state

  1. 1 to convey in appropriate or telling terms <please state the vehicle's mechanical problem as clearly and briefly as possible> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, phrase, wordRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up

  2. 2 to express (a thought or emotion) in words <“I believe this theory is wrong,” she stated> Synonyms articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, say, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeRelated Words air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms stifle, suppress

  3. 3 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <everyone has a right to state his or her opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be> Synonyms air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, express, vent, ventilate, voiceRelated Words advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms stifle, suppress




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