Synonyms of state
1 countryDictionary • Mexico is a secular state.
country • the disputed boundary between the two countries
nation • Such policies would require unprecedented cooperation between nations.
land • America, land of opportunity
kingdom • the Kingdom of Denmark
2 provinceDictionary • Leaders of the Southern States are meeting in Louisville.
province • the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost province
region • a remote mountain region
district • I drove around the business district.
area • the large number of community groups in the area
territory • They deny that any of their territory is under rebel control.
3 governmentDictionary • The state does not collect enough revenue to cover its expenditure.
government • The Government has insisted that confidence is needed before the economy can improve.
ministry • He disclosed that his ministry gave funds to parties in Namibia.
administration • He served in posts in both the Ford and Carter administrations.
executive • the executive of the National Union of Students
regime • the collapse of the fascist regime
4 conditionDictionary • When we moved here the walls and ceiling were in an awful state.
condition • The two-bedroom chalet is in good condition.
shape • He was still in better shape than many young men.
state of affairs • This state of affairs cannot continue for too long.
5 frame of mindDictionary • When you left our place, you weren't in a fit state to drive.
frame of mind • He was not in the right frame of mind to continue.
attitude • the general change in attitude towards them
mood • He was clearly in a good mood today.
humour • Could that have been the source of his good humour?
6 ceremonyDictionary • Nelson's body lay in state in the Painted Hall after the battle of Trafalgar.
glory • the glory of the royal court
grandeur • Only once inside do you appreciate the church's true grandeur.
splendour • They met in the splendour of the hotel.
dignity • Everyone admired her extraordinary dignity and composure.
majesty • the majesty of the mainland mountains
pomp • the pomp and splendour of the English aristocracy
7 circumstancesDictionary • You shouldn't be lifting heavy things in your state.
situation • We are in a difficult financial situation.
position • He's going to be in a difficult position if things go badly.
case • In extreme cases, insurance companies can prosecute for fraud.
pass • Things have come to a pretty pass when people are afraid to go out after dark.
mode • the capitalist mode of production
plight • the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
predicament • The decision will leave her in a predicament.
sayDictionary • Clearly state your address and telephone number.
say • She said she was very impressed.
report • Several newspapers reported the decision.
declare • He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world.
specify • He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
put • To put it bluntly, he doesn't give a damn.
present • We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
voice • Scientists have voiced concern that the disease could be passed to humans.
express • He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
assert • He asserted that the bill violated the First Amendment.
utter • They departed without uttering a word.
articulate • He failed to articulate an overall vision.
affirm • 'The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
aver • Her friends aver that men find her fascinating.
PHRASE:▷ in a state
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administrationYou can refer to a country's government as the administration; used especially in the United States.
• He served in posts in both the Ford and Carter administrations.
affirmIf you affirm that something is true or that something exists, you state firmly and publicly that it is true or exists.
• 'The place is a dump,' she affirmed.
areaAn area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
• the large number of community groups in the area
Thesaurus for state from the Collins English Thesaurus
the condition of a person, thing, etc, with regard to main attributes