Say - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |seɪ|  American pronunciation of the word say
Brit.  |ˈseɪ|  British pronunciation of the word say
irregular verb:  p.t. — said  p.p. — said
- the chance to speak
- express in words (syn: state, tell)
- report or maintain (syn: allege, aver)
- express a supposition (syn: suppose)
- have or contain a certain wording or form (syn: read)
- give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (syn: enjoin, order, tell)
- speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way (syn: articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce)
- communicate or express nonverbally
- utter aloud
- state as one's opinion or judgement; declare
- recite or repeat a fixed text
- indicate


I said three words before he interrupted me again.

I just stopped by to say hello.

He left without saying goodbye.

I wanted to say thank you for all you've done for me.

She said something about going to the store after work.

He said something in French.

Anything you say to the police can be used as evidence against you.

Don't believe a word he says.

Everybody had a say at the meeting.

We won't make a decision until all members have had their say.

The judge will have the final say on the divorce settlement.

He had no say in the matter.

The villagers had plenty to say against the building of the new airport.

Losing that contract doesn't say much for the director's skill in business.

Let's say you are right.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: say
he/she/it: says
present participle: saying
past tense: said
past participle: said
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