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to state: to express in words
To state has an official connotation:

The president states his ideas clearly.
It is stated in the office handbook that smoking is prohibited in the building.

a nation-state: a group of people under a single government, or a territory of a larger country
The United States (of America)

a state (of mind): a (mental or emotional) condition
Pronunciation examples
UK: I stated my objections very clearly.
US: There are two states in America: rich and poor.
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  • "Steffi : Yes, the invoice states that each unit costs 29 dollars, however we agreed on a price of 31 dollars per unit."
  • "State your name and purpose!"
  • "And will the bride please state her full name before the congregation?"
  • "California is one of the most generous states when it comes to family leave, and the Delavigne Corporation is well-known for its progressive approach."
  • "Vicar : Please state your full name."
  • "The capital of the state of New York is Albany."
  • "Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. has stated that if they acquire the juice business, they plan to completely change the company culture and business model, create hundreds of soulless storefronts across the world, and pretty much ruin everything that made it unique."
  • "Will the groom please state his name before the congregation?"
  • "Elevator : Please state your floor and the type of music you would like to listen to."
  • "Not to mention that it is illegal to drive in most states without at least some liability insurance."

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