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'say' - used as a noun
1. the chance to speak
let him have his say

'say' - used as a verb
2. express in words
He said that he wanted to marry her
3. report or maintain
He said it was too late to intervene in the war
The registrar says that I owe the school money
4. 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?
5. have or contain a certain wording or form
What does the law say?
6. state as one's opinion or judgement; declare
I say let's forget this whole business
7. utter aloud
She said 'Hello' to everyone in the office
8. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
I said to him to go home
9. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
I cannot say 'zip wire'
10. recite or repeat a fixed text
Say grace
She said her 'Hail Mary'
11. communicate or express nonverbally
What does this painting say?
Did his face say anything about how he felt?
12. indicate
The clock says noon

derived forms
1. Say / Plural
says
2. Say / Past
said
3. Say / Third Person
says
4. Say / Present Participle
saying
Variations of 'say'
 
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Who Said that ?
So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true! - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.