Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun say

1 sense of say

Sense 1
say -- (the chance to speak; "let him have his say")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb say

11 senses of say

Sense 1
state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 2
allege, aver, say -- (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")
       => assert, asseverate, maintain -- (state categorically)

Sense 3
suppose, say -- (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?")
       => speculate -- (talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal")

Sense 4
read, say -- (have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 5
order, tell, enjoin, say -- (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")
       => request -- (ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript")

Sense 6
pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (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?")

Sense 7
say -- (communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?")
       => convey -- (make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me")

Sense 8
say -- (utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 9
say -- (state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business")

Sense 10
say -- (recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'")
       => recite -- (repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day")

Sense 11
say -- (indicate; "The clock says noon")
       => read, register, show, record -- (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")

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