Synonyms and Antonyms of say

  1. close to but not exactly <a person consumes, say, 2000 calories a day> Synonyms about, around, like, more or less, much, near, plus or minus, roughly, approximately, someRelated Words generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nighNear Antonyms due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarelyAntonyms exactly, precisely



Synonyms and Antonyms of say

  1. the right to express a wish, choice, or opinion <even if they decide otherwise, at least I had my say> Synonyms voice, say-so, voteRelated Words part, role (also rôle), share; ballot, enfranchisement, franchise, suffrage; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), opinion, sentiment, view



Synonyms and Antonyms of say

  1. 1 to express (a thought or emotion) in words <why don't you just say what's on your mind?> Synonyms articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize Related 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), snarl Phrases put into words Near Antonyms stifle, suppress

  2. 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> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, phrase, state, 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

  3. 3 to give from memory <say your prayers> Synonyms recite, reel off, repeatRelated Words con, learn, memorize, study; declaim, mouth, orate, speakNear Antonyms read

  4. 4 to take as true or as a fact without actual proof <let's say, for the sake of argument, that this is true> Synonyms hypothecate, hypothesize, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, assume, supposeRelated Words accept, believe, credit, swallow; conclude, deduce, gather, infer, judge, take; conjecture, figure, guess, reckon [chiefly dialect], surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect], think; conceive, dream, fancy, imagine, perceive, preconceive; speculate, theorize; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, insist, maintain, professNear Antonyms challenge, controvert, disagree (with), disbelieve, discount, discredit, dispute, distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, wonder (about); deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, reject, repudiate; belie, confute, disprove, rebut, refute

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