English Thesaurus

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  1. state, declare, remark, add, announce, maintain, mention, assert, affirm, asseverate •  She said she was very impressed.
  2. speak, utter, voice, express, pronounce, come out with (informal), put into words, give voice or utterance to •  I hope you didn't say anything about me.
  3. make known, reveal, disclose, divulge, answer, reply, respond, give as your opinion •  I must say that that rather shocked me, too.
  4. read, show, display, indicate •  The clock said four minutes past eleven.
  5. suggest, reveal, express, imply, communicate, disclose, give away, convey, divulge •  That says a lot about the power of their marketing people.
  6. suppose, supposing, imagine, assume, presume, postulate •  Say you lived in Boston, Massachusetts.
  7. estimate, suppose, guess, conjecture, surmise, dare say, hazard a guess •  I'd say she must be at least a size 20.
  8. recite, perform, deliver, do, read, repeat, render, rehearse, orate •  How am I going to go on and say those lines tonight?
  9. allege, report, claim, hold, suggest, insist, maintain, rumour, assert, uphold, profess, put about that •  He says he did it after the police pressured him.


  1. influence, power, control, authority, weight, sway, clout (informal), predominance, mana (New Zealand) •  The students wanted more say in the running of the university.
  2. chance to speak, vote, voice, crack (informal), opportunity to speak, turn to speak •  Let him have his say.

'say' in Other Languages

  • British English: say When you say something, you talk.She said that they were very pleased.seɪ VERB
  • Arabic: يَقولُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dizer
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: reći
  • Czech: říci
  • Danish: sige
  • Dutch: zeggen
  • European Spanish: decir
  • Finnish: sanoa
  • French: dire
  • German: sagen
  • Greek: λέω
  • Italian: dire
  • Japanese: 言う
  • Korean: 말하다
  • Norwegian: si
  • Polish: powiedzieć mówić
  • Portuguese: dizer
  • Romanian: a spune
  • Russian: говорить
  • Spanish: decir
  • Swedish: säga
  • Thai: พูด
  • Turkish: söylemek
  • Ukrainian: казати сказати
  • Vietnamese: nói


Comment by duchessposhpalace on 30 Sep 2015
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