Synonyms for (noun) say

Synonyms: say

Definition: the chance to speak

Usage: let him have his say

Similar words: chance, opportunity

Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

Usage: the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance

Synonyms for (verb) say

Synonyms: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Similar words: request

Definition: ask (a person) to do something

Usage: She asked him to be here at noon; I requested that she type the entire manuscript


Synonyms: say, suppose

Definition: express a supposition

Usage: Let us say that he did not tell the truth; Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

Similar words: speculate

Definition: talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

Usage: We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal


Synonyms: say

Definition: indicate

Usage: The clock says noon

Similar words: show, record, register, read

Definition: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Usage: The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'


Synonyms: say

Definition: communicate or express nonverbally

Usage: What does this painting say?; Did his face say anything about how he felt?

Similar words: convey

Definition: make known; pass on, of information

Usage: She conveyed the message to me


Synonyms: say

Definition: recite or repeat a fixed text

Usage: Say grace; She said her `Hail Mary'

Similar words: recite

Definition: repeat aloud from memory

Usage: she recited a poem; The pupil recited his lesson for the day


Synonyms: say

Definition: utter aloud

Usage: She said `Hello' to everyone in the office

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: aver, allege, say

Definition: report or maintain

Usage: 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

Similar words: assert, asseverate, maintain

Definition: state categorically


Synonyms: say, read

Definition: have or contain a certain wording or form

Usage: The passage reads as follows; What does the law say?

Similar words: feature, have

Definition: have as a feature

Usage: This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France