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  • EN [ seɪ]
  • US [ seɪ]

English definition


  • 1. the chance to speak;

    • "let him have his say"


  • 1. express in words;

    • "He said that he wanted to marry her"
    • "tell me what is bothering you"
    • "state your opinion"
    • "state your name"
  • 2. report or maintain;

    • "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"
    • "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"
    • "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
  • 3. express a supposition;

    • "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"
    • "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
  • 4. have or contain a certain wording or form;

    • "The passage reads as follows"
    • "What does the law say?"
  • 5. state as one's opinion or judgement; declare;

    • "I say let's forget this whole business"
  • 6. utter aloud;

    • "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
  • 7. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;

    • "I said to him to go home"
    • "She ordered him to do the shopping"
    • "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  • 8. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way;

    • "She pronounces French words in a funny way"
    • "I cannot say `zip wire'"
    • "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
  • 9. recite or repeat a fixed text;

    • "Say grace"
    • "She said her `Hail Mary'"
  • 10. communicate or express nonverbally;

    • "What does this painting say?"
    • "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
  • 11. indicate;

    • "The clock says noon"

Example sentences

  • I asked him several times, but he didn't say anything.

  • I'd like to say a few more words.

  • I had better say a few words by way of explanation.

  • What do these figures say?

  • Environmentalists say there is a high risk of pollution from the landfill site.

  • What did he say in explanation of his lateness?

  • He is hypersensitive to what people say about him.

  • Why didn't she say a word? Is there anything in her mind that she finds it hard to disclose?

  • When I say don't eat sweets, I have your health at heart.

  • All in favor of this proposition will please say " Aye ".

  • When he got married, Alf was too embarrassessed to say anything to his wife about his job.

  • I wanted to say something, but her face quite put me off.

  • Suffice it to say that the gun was his.

  • It's easy to say now what we should have done then — with the wisdom of hind sight!

  • That's all I wanted to say.

  • I didn't say it intentionally.

  • The boss may look a bit fierce, but in fact he wouldn't say " boo " to a goose.

  • Let him say what he likes.

  • Such a view is incorrect, to say the least.

  • Just do as what I say — and don't give me any of your lip.

  • I'd say he is a man who has the least tincture of learning.

  • He really doesn't say so.

  • Think carefully about what you say: your views could be easily misrepresented by the press.

  • If you memorize a poem, you can say it without looking at a book.

  • Marx wrote back to say that Engels'praise had greatly encouraged him.

  • This is a despicable fraud . Just imagine that he has the effrontery to say it.

  • Say what you have to say with no surplusage.

  • Let me say a few words first.

  • I must say that I am very much to blame.

  • Just say yes or no.

Phrase collocation

  • French

    be obvious

    • it goes without saying that lay appointees must be selected with care.

  • have something to say for oneself

    contribute a specified amount to a conversation or discussion

    • a dull girl with little to say for herself.

  • how say you?

    (Law)how do you find? (addressed to the jury when requesting its verdict)

  • I (或 he, she 等) cannot (或 could not) say

    I (or he, she, etc.) do not know

  • I'll say

    (informal)used to express emphatic agreement

    • ‘That was a good landing.’ ‘I'll say!’.

  • I must (或 have to) say

    I cannot refrain from saying (used to emphasize an opinion)

    • you have a nerve, I must say!.

  • I say!

    (Brit. dated)used to express surprise or to draw attention to a remark

    • I say, that's a bit much!.

  • I wouldn't say no

    (informal)used to indicate that one would like something

  • not to say

    used to introduce a stronger alternative or addition to something already said

    • it is easy to become sensitive, not to say paranoid.

  • say no more

    (informal)used to indicate that one understands what someone is trying to imply

  • says I (或 he, she 等)

    (informal, chiefly Brit.)used after direct speech in reporting someone's part in a conversation

  • says you!

    (informal)used in spoken English to express disagreement or disbelief

    • ‘He's guilty.’ ‘Says you. I think he's innocent.’.

  • say when

    (informal)said when helping someone to food or drink to instruct them to indicate when they have enough

  • say the word

    give permission or instructions to do something

Synonym discrimination

  • say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter

Meaning of say

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