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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 of state commonwealth, country, land, sovereignty (also sovranty), nationWords Related to state 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 of state class, dignity, fashion, quality, standing, rankWords Related to state gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; prefermentNear Antonyms of state 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 of state articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, phrase, wordWords Related to state 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 of state articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, say, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeWords Related to state 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 of state 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 of state air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, express, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to state 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 of state censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of state stifle, suppress



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