Synonyms for (noun) state

Synonyms: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Similar words: attribute

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity


Synonyms: Department of State, DoS, State, State Department, United States Department of State

Definition: the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

Usage: the Department of State was created in 1789

Similar words: executive department

Definition: a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States


Synonyms: res publica, state, country, commonwealth, body politic, nation, land

Definition: a politically organized body of people under a single government

Usage: the state has elected a new president; African nations; students who had come to the nation's capitol; the country's largest manufacturer; an industrialized land

Similar words: political entity, political unit

Definition: a unit with political responsibilities


Synonyms: state

Definition: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

Usage: the state has lowered its income tax

Similar words: regime, government, authorities

Definition: the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

Usage: the government reduced taxes; the matter was referred to higher authorities


Synonyms: country, state, land

Definition: the territory occupied by a nation

Usage: he returned to the land of his birth; he visited several European countries

Similar words: territorial division, administrative district, administrative division

Definition: a district defined for administrative purposes


Synonyms: state, province

Definition: the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

Usage: his state is in the deep south

Similar words: territorial division, administrative district, administrative division

Definition: a district defined for administrative purposes


Synonyms: state

Definition: a state of depression or agitation

Usage: he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him

Similar words: emotional state, spirit

Definition: the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

Usage: his emotional state depended on her opinion; he was in good spirits; his spirit rose


Synonyms: state, state of matter

Definition: (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

Usage: the solid state of water is called ice

Similar words: chemical phenomenon

Definition: any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

Synonyms for (verb) state

Synonyms: posit, put forward, submit, state

Definition: put before

Usage: I submit to you that the accused is guilty

Similar words: advise, suggest, propose

Definition: make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Usage: the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax


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: state, express

Definition: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

Usage: Can you express this distance in kilometers?

Similar words: denote, refer

Definition: have as a meaning

Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'