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state

noun

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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

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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

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state

verb

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1 to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • please state the vehicle's mechanical problem as clearly and briefly as possible

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2 to express (a thought or emotion) in words
  • "I believe this theory is wrong," she stated

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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

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The first known use of state was in the 13th century

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“State.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/state. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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