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

8 senses of state

Sense 1
state, province -- (the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south")
       => administrative district, administrative division, territorial division -- (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Sense 2
state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")
       => attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Sense 3
state -- (the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax")
       => government, authorities, regime -- (the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities")

Sense 4
state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic -- (a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land")
       => political unit, political entity -- (a unit with political responsibilities)

Sense 5
state of matter, state -- ((chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice")
       => chemical phenomenon -- (any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules))

Sense 6
state -- (a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him")
       => emotional state, spirit -- (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose")

Sense 7
country, state, land -- (the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries")
       => administrative district, administrative division, territorial division -- (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Sense 8
Department of State, United States Department of State, State Department, State, DoS -- (the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789")
       => executive department -- (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

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

3 senses of state

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
submit, state, put forward, posit -- (put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty")
       => propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")

Sense 3
express, state -- (indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

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