n : the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" [syn: state, tell]
2: report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money" [syn: allege, aver]
3: express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?" [syn: suppose]
4: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" [syn: read]
5: state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"
6: utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
7: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed" [syn: order, tell, enjoin]
8: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?" [syn: pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate]
9: recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
10: communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
11: indicate; "The clock says noon" [also: said]
Adjacent words: saxist | saxitoxin | Saxo Grammaticus | Saxon | Saxony | saxophone | saxophonist | say | say farewell | Sayanci | sayeret | Sayeret Mat'kal | Sayeret Matkal | Sayers | saying | sayonara