Say

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Definition

to say: to state, to speak, to remark, to declare
verb
He said he was coming - he should be here soon.

This is an irregular verb:
I say / I said / I have said

Say... (or 'Let's say...'): Hey..., Tell me... Let me know...; Let's assume...
idiom
Say, are you free Friday night? If so, let's go out for a drink.
You'll need, say, three hours to finish this job; that should be enough time.

(Could you) say it again?: (Could you) repeat that?
idiom

Examples

  • "Does anyone have anything to say?"
  • "DON'T PRONOUNCE LETTER T - SAY 'WA'ER' NOT 'WATER'"
  • "I'd just like to say once again that I'm at your disposal for any concerns you may have."
  • "I say we vote on it!"
  • "Susie : He didn't say, Horatio."
  • "Bruno : I want to say."
  • "Let's take a quick vote: everyone in favor of me becoming CEO say 'yay' or 'nay'."
  • "Icarus : What's he saying, Jean?"
  • "Philip : I'd say you were lying."
  • "Let's have it then, what do you have to say?"

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