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(verb) 
Definition
to express (an idea) in words
She said she was very impressed.
Synonyms
state
Clearly state your address and telephone number.
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declare
He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world.
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remark
I remarked that I would go shopping that afternoon.
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maintain
Prosecutors maintain that no deal was made.
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mention
She did not mention her mother's absence.
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assert
We assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.
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affirm
`The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
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asseverate (formal)
(verb) 
Definition
to speak or utter
I hope you didn't say anything about me.
Synonyms
speak
The very act of speaking the words gave him comfort.
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utter
They departed without uttering a word.
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voice
Scientists have voiced concern that the disease could be passed to humans.
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express
He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
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pronounce
Have I pronounced your name correctly?
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come out with (informal)
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put into words
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give voice or utterance to
(verb) 
Definition
to state (an opinion or fact) positively
I must say that that rather shocked me, too.
Synonyms
make known
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reveal
She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
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disclose
Neither side would disclose details of the transaction.
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divulge
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
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answer
He paused before answering.
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reply
He replied that this was absolutely impossible.
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respond
‘Of course,’ she responded scornfully.
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give as your opinion
(verb) 
Definition
to indicate or show
The clock said four minutes past eleven.
Synonyms
read
The sign on the bus read `Private: Not in Service'.
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show
These figures show an increase in unemployment.
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display
It's not often that I display my true feelings.
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indicate
The gauge indicated that it was boiling.
(verb) 
Definition
to convey by means of artistic expression
That says a lot about the power of their marketing people.
Synonyms
suggest
What exactly are you suggesting?
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express
He expressed his anger in a destructive way.
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imply
Are you implying that I had something to do with this?
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communicate
The result will be communicated to parents.
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give away
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convey
I tried to convey the wonder of the experience to my husband.
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(verb) 
Definition
to suppose as an example or possibility
Say you lived in Boston, Massachusetts.
Synonyms
suppose
Where do you suppose he's got to?
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supposing
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imagine
I imagine you're referring to me.
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assume
It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.
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presume
I presume you're here on business.
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postulate (formal)
Freud postulated that we all have a death instinct.
(verb) 
I don't know how long it lasted but I'd say it was about a quarter of an hour.
Synonyms
estimate
Officials estimate it will be two days before electricity is restored to the island.
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suppose
The problem was more complex than he supposed.
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guess
I can only guess what it cost her to tell you the truth.
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conjecture
This may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.
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surmise
She surmised that they had discovered one of the illegal streets.
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dare say
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hazard a guess
I would hazard a guess that they'll do fairly well.
(verb) 
Definition
to recite
How am I going to go on and say those lines tonight?
Synonyms
recite
They recited poetry to one another.
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perform
students performing Shakespeare's Macbeth
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deliver
He will deliver a speech about schools.
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do
I've always wanted to do a show on his life.
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read
Jay reads poetry so beautifully.
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repeat
I repeated the story to a delighted audience.
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render
a powerful, bizarre, and beautifully rendered story
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rehearse
A group of actors are rehearsing a play about Joan of Arc.
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(verb) 
Definition
to report or allege
He says he did it after the police pressured him.
Synonyms
allege
The accused is alleged to have killed a man.
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claim
He claimed that it was a conspiracy against him.
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insist
He insisted that he was acting out of compassion.
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profess
`I don't know,' he replied, professing innocence.
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put about that
(noun) 
Definition
authority, esp. to influence a decision
The students wanted more say in the running of the university.
Synonyms
influence
As we grew older, I had less influence and couldn't control him.
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power
women who have reached positions of great power and influence
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control
The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
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authority
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
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weight
That argument no longer carries much weight.
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sway
How can mothers keep daughters under their sway?
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clout (informal)
The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
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predominance
their economic predominance
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mana (New Zealand)
a leader of great mana and influence
(noun) 
Definition
the right or chance to speak
Let him have his say.
Synonyms
chance to speak
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vote
Before that, women did not even have the vote.
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voice
Our employees have no voice in how our company is run.
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crack (informal)
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opportunity to speak
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turn to speak

Additional synonyms

in the sense of affirm
Definition
to declare to be true
`The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
in the sense of answer
Definition
to reply or respond (to) by word or act
He paused before answering.
in the sense of assert
Definition
to state or declare
We assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.

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