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says

verb
present tense third-person singular of say

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(Entry 1 of 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

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3 to give from memory
  • say your prayers

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says

noun
plural of say

Synonyms of says (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Says.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/says. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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