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say

verb

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1 to express (a thought or emotion) in words
  • why don't you just say what's on your mind?

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2 to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • I'm not quite sure how to say this, but that's the worst essay I've ever read

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3 to give from memory
  • say your prayers

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4 to take as true or as a fact without actual proof
  • let's say, for the sake of argument, that this is true

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say

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of say (Entry 2 of 3)

close to but not exactly
  • a person consumes, say, 2000 calories a day

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say

noun

Synonyms of say (Entry 3 of 3)

the right to express a wish, choice, or opinion
  • even if they decide otherwise, at least I had my say

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“Say.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/say. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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