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say at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


say at English irregular forms Of Explained:


say at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. secgan "to utter, say," from P.Gmc. *sagjanan, from PIE base *seq- "point out." Past tense said developed from O.E. segde. The noun is from 1571; say-so is first recorded 1637. ///

say at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle said /sed/// third person singular says /sez/// ----------//
1 express something in words:
2 give information:
3 mean:
4 think that something is true:
5 show/be a sign of something:
6 speak the words of something:
7 pronounce:
8 suggest/suppose something:
9 say to yourself:
10 I must say:
11 I can't say (that):
12 I would say:
13 I couldn't say:
14 if I may say so:
15 having said that:
16 wouldn't you say?:
17 what do you say?:
18 say no more:
19 you can say that again!:
20 you said it!:
21 who says?:
22 who can say?:
23 you don't say!:
24 say when:
25 say cheese:
26 (just) say the word:
27 I'll say this/that (much) for somebody:
28 say what you like:
29 anything/whatever you say:
30 can't say fairer than that:
31 I wouldn't say no (to something):
32 I'll say!:
33 let's just say:
34 shall I/we say:
35 what have you got to say for yourself?:
36 say what?:
37 I say:
38 say something to somebody's face:
39 that's not saying much:
40 something says it all:
41 to say the least:
42 that is to say:
43 that is not to say:
44 not to say:
45 nothing/something/not much etc to be said for (doing) something:
46 to say nothing of something:
47 have something to say about something:
48 have a lot to say for yourself:
49 not have much to say for yourself:
50 what somebody says goes:
51 say your piece: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: secgan]//
1 EXPRESS SOMETHING IN WORDS: [I only in negatives, T] to express an idea, feeling, thought etc using words// --'I'm so tired,' she said.// --'Don't cry,' he said softly.// --Don't believe anything he says.// say (that)// --A spokesman said that the company had improved its safety standards.// --I always said I would buy a motorbike when I had enough money.// say how/why/who etc// --Did she say what happened?// --I would like to say how much we appreciate your hard work.// --'Why did she leave?' 'I don't know - she didn't say .'// say sth to sb// --What did you say to her?// a terrible/silly/strange etc thing to say // --What a silly thing to say!// say hello/goodbye/thank you etc (=say something to greet someone, thank someone etc) // --She left without saying goodbye.// say you're sorry (=apologize) // --I've said I'm sorry - what more do you want?// say yes/no (to sth) (=agree or refuse) // --Can I go, Mum? Oh please say yes!// say nothing/anything/sth (about sth) // --He looked as if he was going to say something.// --I wished I had said nothing about Jordi.// have anything/nothing/sth to say // --Does anyone else have anything to say?// --Although he didn't say so , it was clear that he was in pain.// -- What makes you say that (=why do you think that) ?// say to do sth// (=tell someone to do something) // --Nina said to meet her at 4.30.// --I'd like to say a few words (=make a short speech) .// --'So what are your plans now?' ' I'd rather not say .'//
2 GIVE INFORMATION: [T not in passive] to give information in the form of written words, numbers, or pictures - used about signs, clocks, letters, messages etc// --The sign said 'Back in 10 minutes'.// --The clock said twenty past three.// say (that)// --He received a letter saying that the appointment had been cancelled.// say to do sth// (=gives information about what you should do) // --The label says to take one tablet before meals.// say who/what/how etc// --The card doesn't even say who sent the flowers.// -- It says here they have live music.//
3 MEAN: [T usually in progressive] used to talk about what someone means// --What do you think the writer is trying to say in this passage?// --So what you're saying is, there's none left.// be saying (that)// --Are you saying I'm fat?// --I'm not saying it's a bad idea.// -- All I'm saying is that it might be better to wait a while.//
4 THINK THAT SOMETHING IS TRUE: [T] // a) used to talk about something that people think is true// they say/people say/ it is said (that) // --They say that she has been all over the world.// --It is said that he was a spy during the war.// sb is said to be sth/do sth// --He's said to be the richest man in the world.// --Well, you know what they say - blood's thicker than water.// --The rest, as they say, is history.//
5 SHOW/BE A SIGN OF SOMETHING: [T] // a) to show clearly that something is true about someone or something's character// --The kind of car you drive says what kind of person you are.// --The fact that she never apologized says a lot about (=shows something very clearly) what kind of person she is.// -- It said a lot for the manager that the team remained confident despite losing (=it showed that he is good) .// --These results don't say much for the quality of teaching (=they show that it is not very good) .// b) to show what someone really is feeling or thinking, especially without using words// --The look on her face said 'I love you'.// sth says everything/says it all // --His expression said it all.//
6 SPEAK THE WORDS OF SOMETHING: [T] to speak the words that are written in a play, poem, or prayer// --Can you say that line again, this time with more feeling?// --I'll say a prayer for you.//
7 PRONOUNCE: [T] to pronounce a word or sound// -- How do you say your last name?//
8 SUGGEST/SUPPOSE SOMETHING: [T usually in imperative] used when suggesting or supposing that something might happen or be true// ... say ... // --If we put out, say, twenty chairs, would that be enough?// let's say (that)/just say (that) // --Let's say your plan fails, then what?// --Just say you won the lottery - what would you do?//
9 say to yourself: to try to persuade yourself that something is true or not true// --I kept saying to myself that this wasn't really happening.//
10 spoken I must say: also I have to say // used to emphasize what you are saying// --The cake does look good, I must say.// --I have to say I was impressed at the way they dealt with the situation.//
11 spoken I can't say (that): used to say that you do not think or feel something// --I can't say I envy her being married to him!//
12 spoken I would say: used for giving your opinion even though other people may not agree// --I'd say he was jealous.//
13 spoken I couldn't say: used when you do not know the answer to something// --I couldn't say who will win.//
14 spoken if I may say so: also if I might say so // formal used to be polite when saying something that may embarrass or offend the person you are talking to// --That's just the point, Mr Glover, if I may say so.//
15 spoken having said that: used to say that something is true in spite of what you have just said// --The diet can make you slim without exercise. Having said that, however, exercise is important too.//
16 spoken wouldn't you say?: used to ask someone whether they agree with the statement you have just made// --It seems very unlikely, wouldn't you say?//
17 spoken what do you say?: used to ask someone if they agree with a suggestion// --We could go into partnership - what do you say?// -- What do you say we all go to a movie?// -- What would you say to a meal out?//
18 spoken say no more: used to say that you understand what someone means, although they have not said it directly// --'I saw him leaving her house at 6.30 this morning.' 'Say no more!'//
19 spoken you can say that again!: used to say that you completely agree with someone// --'It's cold in here.' 'You can say that again!'//
20 spoken you said it!: a) used when someone says something that you agree with, although you would not have actually said it yourself because it is not polite// --'I was always stubborn as a kid.' 'You said it!'// b) especially AmE used to say that you agree with someone// --'Let's go home.' 'You said it! I'm tired.'//
21 spoken who says?: used to say that you do not agree with a statement, opinion etc// --Who says museum work doesn't pay?//
22 spoken who can say?: also who's to say // used to say that nobody can know something// --Who can say what will happen between now and then?// --Many women believe that skin cream makes their skin look younger, and who's to say that they're wrong?//
23 spoken you don't say!: used to show you are surprised by what someone has told you - also often used when you are not at all surprised by what someone has told you//
24 spoken say when: used to ask someone to tell you when to stop pouring them a drink or serving them food because they have got enough//
25 spoken say cheese: used to tell people to smile when you are taking their photograph//
26 spoken (just) say the word: used to tell someone that they have only to ask and you will do what they want// --Anywhere you want to go, just say the word.//
27 spoken I'll say this/that (much) for sb: used when you want to mention something good about someone, especially when you have been criticizing them// --I will say this for Tom - at least he's consistent.// --You've got determination - I'll say that for you.//
28 spoken say what you like: especially BrE used when giving an opinion that you are sure is correct, even if the person you are talking to might disagree with you// --Say what you like about him, he's a very good writer.//
29 spoken anything/whatever you say: used to tell someone that you agree to do what they want, accept their opinion etc, especially because you do not want an argument//
30 spoken can't say fairer than that: BrE used to say that you have made the best offer that you can// --If I win, I'll buy you a drink. Can't say fairer than that.//
31 spoken I wouldn't say no (to sth): used to say that you would like something// --I wouldn't say no to coffee.//
32 spoken I'll say!: used to say yes to a question, in a strong way// --'Was there a big argument?' 'I'll say!'//
33 spoken let's just say: used when you do not want to give a lot of details about something// --Let's just say she wasn't very pleased about it.//
34 spoken shall I/we say: used when you are not quite sure how to describe someone or something// --He is, shall we say, slightly unusual.//
35 spoken what have you got to say for yourself?: used to ask someone for an explanation when they have done something wrong//
36 spoken say what?: informal especially AmE used when you did not hear what someone said or when you cannot believe that something is true//
37 spoken I say: BrE old-fashioned // a) used to get someone's attention// --I say, don't I know you?// b) used before giving your reaction to something// --'My husband's broken his leg.' 'I say! I'm sorry to hear that.'//
38 say sth to sb's face: informal to criticize someone or say something unpleasant directly to them instead of saying it to someone else// --I knew they wanted me to leave even though they wouldn't say it to my face.//
39 that's not saying much: used to say that it is not surprising that someone or something is better than another person or thing because the other person or thing is so bad// --This version is better than the original but that's not saying much.//
40 sth says it all: if something says it all, it clearly shows how someone feels or what a situation is really like// --Her smile said it all.//
41 to say the least: used to say that you could have described something, criticized someone etc a lot more severely than you have// --Jane could have been more considerate, to say the least.//
42 that is to say: used before giving more details or being more exact about something// --They, that's to say Matt and John, were arguing about what to do.//
43 that is not to say: used to make sure the person you are talking to does not think something that is not true// --I'm quite happy in my job but that's not to say I'm going to do it for the rest of my life.//
44 not to say: especially BrE used when adding a stronger description of something// --The information is inadequate, not to say misleading.//
45 nothing/sth/not much etc to be said for (doing) sth: used to say that there are a lot of or not many advantages to something// --There's a lot to be said for taking a few days off now and then.// --It was a town with very little to be said for it.//
46 to say nothing of sth: used to mention another thing involved in what you have just been talking about// --It wasn't much for three years' work, to say nothing of the money it had cost.//
47 have sth to say about sth: to be angry about something// --Her father would have something to say about it.//
48 have a lot to say for yourself: to talk a lot//
49 not have much to say for yourself: to not talk very much//
50 what sb says goes: used to emphasize who is in control in a situation// --My wife wants to go to Italy this year, and what she says goes!//
51 say your piece: to give your opinion about something, especially something you do not like// wouldn't say boo to a goose at boo2 (3), easier said than done at easy2 (4), enough said at enough2 (6), it goes without saying at go without(2), needless to say at needless(1), no sooner said than done at soon(9), not say/breathe a word at word1 (9), well said at well1 (13), when all's said and done at all1 (17)// ----------// WORD CHOICE:say, tell, give, ask // You use say when you are mentioning someone's exact words : 'Hello,' she said. | Someone said, 'Let's go!' // Say can be followed by 'that' : He said that he was tired. In speech people often leave out 'that'| They said there had been a mistake. // Say can be followed by 'something', 'anything', 'nothing', or 'so' : Did you say something? | Nobody dared to say anything. | You have to come - Dad said so. // It can also be followed by 'goodbye' or 'hello' : I'll just go and say hello to David. // Apart from these uses, say is not normally followed by an object. For example, it cannot be followed by 'a story', 'a lie', 'some information', or 'an answer'. // You tell a story, a joke, a lie, or the truth : They told a funny story about their trip. // You give information, an order, an instruction, or an answer : He gave no reply. // !! You do not say a question. You ask a question : Can I ask a question? // You can say something to someone : Has he said something to you? // When talking about giving information, it is more usual to say that you tell someone something : Clare told us something interesting (NOT said us something...). | Can anyone tell me what time it is? (NOT say to me what...) // You can tell someone about something : Did you tell Lucy about the party? (NOT say to Lucy about...) // You can say to do something, but it is more usual to tell someone to do something : The teacher told us to open our books (NOT said us/said to us to...). // ----------//
say 2 n [singular, U]
1 the right to take part in deciding something: have some/no/little say in sth // --The workers had no say in how the factory was run.// --The chairman has the final say (=has the right to make the final decision about something) .//
2 have your say: to have the opportunity to give your opinion about something// --You'll get a chance to have your say.// have your say in/on// --Parents can have their say in the decision-making process.//
say 3 interjection AmE informal used to express surprise, or to get someone's attention so that you can tell them something// --Say, haven't I seen you before somewhere?//

Say at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

French economist. He edited a magazine and started a spinning mill before joining the faculty of the Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (1817-30) and the Collè ge de France (1830-32). In his major work, A Treatise on Political Economy (1803), he advanced his law of markets, which claims that supply creates its own demand. He attributed economic depression not to a general deficiency in demand but rather to temporary overproduction for some markets and underproduction for others, an imbalance that must automatically adjust itself as overproducers redirect their production to conform with consumers' preferences. Say's law remained a central tenet of orthodox economics until the Great Depression.

say at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

436 Moby Thesaurus words for "say":
Australian ballot, Hare system, Parthian shot, about,
absolute power, absolutism, acknowledge, acme, address, affirm,
affirmance, affirmation, after-dinner speech, allegation, allege,
allocution, almost, animadvert, announce, announcement, annunciate,
annunciation, answer, answer back, apostrophe, approximately,
approximatively, argue, articulate, ascendancy, assert, assertion,
assever, asseverate, asseveration, assume, authority,
authorization, aver, averment, avouch, avouchment, avow, avowal,
aye, ballot, be afraid, be-all and end-all, believe, blue ribbon,
bout, break silence, breathe, bring out, canvass, canvassing,
casting vote, chalk talk, championship, chance, charisma, charm,
chime, chime in, choice, chorus, cite, clout, come back,
come out with, command, comment, communicate, competence,
competency, conceive, conclude, conclusion, consequence, consider,
constituted authority, contend, control, convey, counting heads,
crack, credit, creed, cumulative voting, daresay, debate,
deciding vote, decision, declamation, declaration, declare, deduce,
deem, delegated authority, deliver, diatribe, dictum, directorship,
disclose, discretion, divine, divine right, division, dominance,
domination, dominion, dream, echo, effect, effectiveness, eminence,
emit, enchantment, enfranchisement, enunciate, enunciation, esteem,
eulogy, exclamation, exhortation, expect, express, expression,
faculty, fagot vote, fancy, favor, feel, filibuster, first place,
first prize, flash back, fling off, for practical purposes, force,
forensic, forensic address, formal speech, formulate, franchise,
free choice, free decision, free will, full consent,
funeral oration, gather, generally, generally speaking, give,
give acknowledgment, give answer, give expression, give out with,
give tongue, give utterance, give voice, go, good feeling, grant,
graveyard vote, greeting, hand vote, harangue, have, headship,
hegemony, height, highest, hold, hortatory address, imagine,
impart, imperium, importance, in round numbers, inaugural,
inaugural address, incidental power, indicate, indirect authority,
infer, influence, influentiality, inherent authority, inning,
innings, insinuation, insist, interjection, invective, ipse dixit,
issue a manifesto, jeremiad, jurisdiction, jus divinum, just,
kingship, lawful authority, lay down, leadership, legal authority,
legitimacy, let, let be, let out, leverage, lip, list system,
lordship, magnetism, maintain, management, manifesto, mark,
mastership, mastery, maximum, mention, moment, more or less, most,
nay, ne plus ultra, new high, no, noncontingent free will,
nontransferable vote, note, observation, opine, opportunity,
option, oration, out with, palms, paramountcy, pep talk,
peroration, personality, persuasion, philippic, phonate, phrase,
pipe up, pitch, place, plebiscite, plebiscitum, plumper,
plural vote, poll, polling, position, position paper,
positive declaration, potency, pour forth, power, practically,
predicate, predication, predominance, preferential voting,
prefigure, prepared speech, prepared text, preponderance,
prerogative, present, presidency, pressure, prestige, presume,
presuppose, presurmise, primacy, proclaim, proclamation, profess,
profession, pronounce, pronouncement, proportional representation,
proposition, protest, protestation, provisionally accept, proxy,
public speech, purchase, put, put forth, put in words, put it,
question, quote, raise, react, read, reading, recital, recitation,
recite, reckon, record, record vote, reecho, referendum,
reflection, regality, register, reign, rejoin, relief, remark,
repeat, reply, representation, repute, respond, retort, return,
return answer, return for answer, reverberate, right,
right to vote, rightful authority, riposte, rising vote, roughly,
roughly speaking, round, roundly, royal prerogative, rule,
sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say in reply, say out,
say-so, saying, screed, secret ballot, sentence, set down,
set forth, set speech, shoot back, show of hands, single vote,
snap vote, sound, sovereignty, speak, speak out, speak up, speech,
speechification, speeching, spell, stance, stand, stand for,
stand on, state, statement, straw vote, suasion, subjoinder,
submit, subtle influence, suffrage, suggestion, suppose, supremacy,
surmise, suspect, sway, take, take for, take for granted, take it,
take the floor, take to be, talk, talk back, talkathon, tell,
the say, the say-so, think, thought, throw off, throw out, time,
time at bat, tirade, top spot, transferable vote, turn, understand,
upper hand, utter, utterance, valediction, valedictory,
valedictory address, verbalize, vested authority,
vicarious authority, viva voce, vocalize, voice, voice vote, vote,
voting, voting right, vouch, weight, whack, whip hand, whisper,
word, write-in, write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes, zenith

say at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADV] (Smallness): {to an uncertain degree}: thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say, be the same, be little more or less.

[V] (Affirmation): assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, advance, allege, propose, enunciate, broach, set forth, maintain, contend, pretend, depose, aver, avow, swear, pledge.

[V] (Voice): utter, say, speak, breathe, give voice to, cry, shout, interject, vocalize, articulate, enunciate, pronounce, accentuate, aspirate, deliver, mouth, whisper.

[V] (Speech): speak, say, utter, pronounce, give voice to, blurt out, have at the tip of one's tongue, put in a word, hold forth, make a speech, deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, declaim.

say at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun, exclamation
verb (says )
1 ~ sth (to sb) to speak or tell sb sth, using words:
[V speech] 'Hello!' she said. * 'That was marvellous,' said Daniel.
HELP NOTE In stories the subject often comes after said, says or say when it follows the actual words spoken, unless it is a pronoun. [VN] Be quiet, I have something to say. * She said nothing to me about it. * Having said that (= despite what I have just said), I agree with your other point. * He knew that if he wasn't back by midnight, his parents would have something to say about it (= be angry). * That's a terrible thing to say. * I didn't believe a word she said. * [V (that)] He said (that) his name was Sam. * [VN that] It is said that she lived to be over 100. * [V wh-] She finds it hard to say what she feels. * [V] I said to myself (= thought), 'That can't be right!' * 'That's impossible!' 'So you say (= but I think you may be wrong).' * 'Why can't I go out now?' 'Because I say so.' * 'What do you want it for?' 'I'd rather not say.' * [V to inf] He said to meet him here. * [VN to inf] He is said to have been a brilliant scholar.
HELP NOTE This pattern is only used in the passive.
repeat words
2 [VN] to repeat words, phrases, etc:
to say a prayer * Try to say that line with more conviction.
express opinion
3 to express an opinion on sth:
[VN] Say what you like (= although you disagree) about her, she's a fine singer. * I'll say this for them, they're a very efficient company. * Anna thinks I'm lazy-what do you say (= what is your opinion)? * [V (that)] I can't say I blame her for resigning (= I think she was right). * I say (= suggest) we go without them. * I wouldn't say they were rich (= in my opinion they are not rich). * That's not to say it's a bad movie (= it is good but it is not without faults). * [V wh-] It's hard to say what caused the accident. * [V] 'When will it be finished?' 'I couldn't say (= I don't know).'
give example
4 [no passive] to suggest or give sth as an example or a possibility:
[VN] You could learn the basics in, let's say, three months. * Let's take any writer, say (= for example) Dickens ... * [V (that)] Say you lose your job: what would you do then?
show thoughts / feelings
5 [VN] ~ sth (to sb) to make thoughts, feelings, etc. clear to sb by using words, looks, movements, etc:
His angry glance said it all. * That says it all really, doesn't it? (= it shows clearly what is true) * Just what is the artist trying to say in her work?
give written information
6 [no passive] (of sth that is written or can be seen) to give particular information or instructions:
[V speech] The notice said 'Keep Out'. * [VN] The clock said three o'clock. * [V (that)] The instructions say (that) we should leave it to set for four hours. * [V wh-] The book doesn't say where he was born. * [V to inf] The guidebook says to turn left.
before you can say Jack Robinson (old-fashioned) very quickly; in a very short time
go without saying to be very obvious or easy to predict:
Of course I'll help you. That goes without saying.
have something, nothing, etc. to say for yourself to be ready, unwilling, etc. to talk or give your views on sth:
She doesn't have much to say for herself (= doesn't take part in conversation). * He had plenty to say for himself (= he had a lot of opinions and was willing to talk). * Late again-what have you got to say for yourself (= what is your excuse)?
I'll say! (old-fashioned, spoken) used to say 'yes' in a very forceful way:
'Does she see him often?' 'I'll say! Nearly every day.'
I must say (spoken) used to emphasize an opinion:
Well, I must say, that's the funniest thing I've heard all week.
I say (old-fashioned, BrE, spoken)
1 used to express surprise, shock, etc:
I say! What a huge cake!
2 used to attract sb's attention or introduce a new subject of conversation:
I say, can you lend me five pounds?
it says a lot, very little, etc. for sb/sth (informal) it shows a good/bad quality that sb/sth has:
It says a lot for her that she never lost her temper. * It didn't say much for their efficiency that the order arrived a week late.
I wouldn't say no (to sth) (spoken) used to say that you would like sth or to accept sth that is offered:
I wouldn't say no to a pizza. * 'Tea, Brian?' 'I wouldn't say no.'
least said soonest mended (BrE, saying) a bad situation will pass or be forgotten most quickly if nothing more is said about it
the less / least said the better the best thing to do is say as little as possible about sth
never say die (saying) do not stop hoping
not say boo to a goose (BrE) (AmE not say boo to anyone) to be very shy or gentle:
He's so nervous he wouldn't say boo to a goose.
not to say used to introduce a stronger way of describing sth:
a difficult, not to say impossible, task
say cheese used to ask sb to smile before you take their photograph
say no (to sth) to refuse an offer, a suggestion, etc:
If you don't invest in this, you're saying no to a potential fortune.
say no more (spoken) used to say that you understand exactly what sb means or is trying to say, so it is unnecessary to say anything more:
'They went to Paris together.' 'Say no more!'
say your piece to say exactly what you feel or think
say what? (AmE, spoken) used to express surprise at what sb has just said:
'He's getting married.' 'Say what?'
say when used to ask sb to tell you when you should stop pouring a drink or serving food for them because they have enough
that is to say in other words:
three days from now, that is to say on Friday
that's not saying much used to say that sth is not very unusual or special:
She's a better player than me, but that's not saying much (= because I am a very bad player).
there's no saying used to say that it is impossible to predict what might happen:
There's no saying how he'll react.
there's something, not much, etc. to be said for sth / doing sth there are/are not good reasons for doing sth, believing sth or agreeing with sth
to say the least without exaggerating at all:
I was surprised, to say the least.
to say nothing of sth used to introduce a further fact or thing in addition to those already mentioned
It was too expensive, to say nothing of the time it wasted.
well said! (spoken) I agree completely:
'We must stand up for ourselves.' 'Well said, John.'
what do / would you say (to sth / doing sth) (spoken) would you like sth/to do sth?:
What do you say to eating out tonight? * Let's go away for a weekend. What do you say?
what / whatever sb says, goes (informal, often humorous) a particular person must be obeyed:
Sarah wanted the kitchen painted green, and what she says, goes.
whatever you say (spoken) used to agree to sb's suggestion because you do not want to argue
when all is said and done when everything is considered:
I know you're upset, but when all's said and done it isn't exactly a disaster.
who can say ( ...)? (spoken) used to say that nobody knows the answer to a question:
Who can say what will happen next year?
who says ( ...)? (spoken) used to disagree with a statement or an opinion:
Who says I can't do it?
who's to say ( ...)? (spoken) used to say that sth might happen or might have happened in a particular way, because nobody really knows:
Who's to say we would not have succeeded if we'd had more time?
you can say that again (spoken) I agree with you completely:
'He's in a bad mood today.' 'You can say that again!'
you can't say fairer (than that) (BrE, spoken) used to say that you think the offer you are making is reasonable or generous:
Look, I'll give you 」100 for it. I can't say fairer than that.
you don't say! (spoken, often ironic) used to express surprise:
'They left without us.' 'You don't say!' (= I'm not surprised)
you said it! (spoken)
1 (BrE) used to agree with sb when they say sth about themselves that you would not have been rude enough to say yourself:
'I know I'm not the world's greatest cook.' 'You said it!'
2 (AmE) used to agree with sb's suggestion
more at DARE v., EASY adj., ENOUGH pron., GLAD, LET v., MEAN v., MIND v., NEEDLESS, RECORD n., SOON, SORRY adj., SUFFICE, WORD n.
noun [sing., U] ~ (in sth) the right to influence sth by giving your opinion before a decision is made:
We had no say in the decision to sell the company. * People want a greater say in local government. * The judge has the final say on the sentence.
have your say (informal) to have the opportunity to express yourself fully about sth:
She won't be happy until she's had her say.
exclamation (AmE, informal)
1 used for showing surprise or pleasure:
Say, that's a nice haircut!
2 used for attracting sb's attention or for making a suggestion or comment:
Say, how about going to a movie tonight?
say / tell
Say never has a person as the object. You say something or say something to somebody. Say is often used when you are giving somebody's exact words: 'Sit down', she said. * Anne said, 'I'm tired.' * Anne said (that) she was tired. * What did he say to you? You cannot use 'say about', but you can say something about: I want to say something /a few words / a little about my family. Say can also be used with a clause when the person you are talking to is not mentioned: She didn't say what she intended to do.
Tell usually has a person as the object and often has two objects: Have you told him the news yet? It is often used with 'that' clauses: Anne told me (that) she was tired. Tell is usually when somebody is giving facts or information, often with what, where, etc.: Can you tell me when the movie starts? (BUT: Can you give me some information about the school?) Tell is also used when you are giving somebody instructions: The doctor told me to stay in bed. * The doctor told me (that) I had to stay in bed. OR The doctor said (that) I had to stay in bed. NOT _T_h_e_ _d_o_c_t_o_r_ _s_a_i_d_ _m_e_ _t_o_ _s_t_a_y_ _i_n_ _b_e_d.

Say at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Say \Say\ (s[=a]), obs. imp. of {See}.
Saw. --Chaucer.

Say \Say\ (s[=a]), n. [Aphetic form of assay.]
1. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. [Obs.]

If those principal works of God . . . be but certain
tastes and says, as it were, of that final benefit.

Thy tongue some say of breeding breathes. --Shak.

2. Tried quality; temper; proof. [Obs.]

He found a sword of better say. --Spenser.

3. Essay; trial; attempt. [Obs.]

{To give a say at}, to attempt. --B. Jonson.

Say \Say\, v. t.
To try; to assay. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

Say \Say\, n. [OE. saie, F. saie, fr. L. saga, equiv. to sagum,
sagus, a coarse woolen mantle; cf. Gr. sa`gos. See {Sagum}.]
1. A kind of silk or satin. [Obs.]

Thou say, thou serge, nay, thou buckram lord!

2. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth. [Obs.]

His garment neither was of silk nor say. --Spenser.

Say \Say\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Said} (s[e^]d), contracted from
sayed; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saying}.] [OE. seggen, seyen, siggen,
sayen, sayn, AS. secgan; akin to OS. seggian, D. zeggen, LG.
seggen, OHG. sag[=e]n, G. sagen, Icel. segja, Sw. s["a]ga,
Dan. sige, Lith. sakyti; cf. OL. insece tell, relate, Gr.
'e`nnepe (for 'en-sepe), 'e`spete. Cf. {Saga}, {Saw} a
1. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to
declare; as, he said many wise things.

Arise, and say how thou camest here. --Shak.

2. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to
say a lesson.

Of my instruction hast thou nothing bated In what
thou hadst to say? --Shak.

After which shall be said or sung the following
hymn. --Bk. of Com.

3. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively;
to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure
about; to be determined in mind as to.

But what it is, hard is to say. --Milton.

4. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or
approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative,
followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say
fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.

Say, for nonpayment that the debt should double, Is
twenty hundred kisses such a trouble? --Shak.

{It is said}, or {They say}, it is commonly reported; it is
rumored; people assert or maintain.

{That is to say}, that is; in other words; otherwise.

Say \Say\, v. i.
To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.

You have said; but whether wisely or no, let the forest
judge. --Shak.

To this argument we shall soon have said; for what
concerns it us to hear a husband divulge his household
privacies? --Milton.

Say \Say\, n. [From {Say}, v. t.; cf. {Saw} a saying.]
A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current
story; a maxim or proverb. [Archaic or Colloq.]

He no sooner said out his say, but up rises a cunning
snap. --L'Estrange.

That strange palmer's boding say, That fell so ominous
and drear Full on the object of his fear. --Sir W.

say at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a
terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"."
Tends to imply a {newline}-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a
speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in
response to your commands. This usage often confuses

[{Jargon File}]

say at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
[also: {said}]

v 1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her";
"tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion";
"state your name" [syn: {state}, {tell}]
2: report or maintain; "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" [syn: {allege},
3: 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?" [syn: {suppose}]
4: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage
reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" [syn: {read}]
5: state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's
forget this whole business"
6: utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
7: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with
authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to
do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get
dressed" [syn: {order}, {tell}, {enjoin}]
8: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces
French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'";
"Can the child sound out this complicated word?" [syn: {pronounce},
{articulate}, {enounce}, {sound out}, {enunciate}]
9: recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her
`Hail Mary'"
10: communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting
say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
11: indicate; "The clock says noon"
[also: {said}]

say at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:


1[ say ] cl. 1. Ā. [ sayate ] , to go Dhātup. xiv , 8


say at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Say


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: enPR » sā, Inter: IPA » /seɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /seI/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-say.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪ

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » seyen|lang=enm, Inter: term » seggen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » secgan|secġan|to say, speak|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » sagjanan||to say|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » sekʷe-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » skʷē-||to tell, talk|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » sizze||to say|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » zeggen||to say|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » sagen||to say|lang=de, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » säga||to say|lang=sv.


    Inter: en-verb » says|saying|said

  • To pronounce.
    1. : Please say your name slowly and clearly.
    2. To recite.
    3. : Martha, will you say the Pledge of Allegiance?
    4. To communicate, either verbally or in writing.
    5. : He said he would be here tomorrow.
    6. To indicate in a written form.
    7. : The sign says it’s 50 kilometres to Paris.
    8. Inter: impersona » l to have a common expression; Inter: non-gloss definition » used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact.
    9. : They say "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", which means "behave as those around you do."
    10. 1815, Category: w - :George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron|George Gordon Byron, ''Category: q - :The Hebrew Melodies/They say that Hope is happiness|The Hebrew Melodies/They say that Hope is happiness:
    11. : They say that Hope is happiness; But genuine Love must prize the past.
    12. 1819, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, page 8:
    13. : It is said, a bargain cannot be set aside upon inadequacy only.
    14. 1841, Christopher Marshall, The Knickerbocker (New-York Monthly Magazine), page 379:
    15. : It’s said that fifteen wagon loads of ready-made clothes for the Virginia troops came to, and stay in, town to-night.
    16. Inter: informal » imperative Let's say; used to mark an example, supposition or hypothesis.
    17. 1984, Martin Amis, Money: a suicide note‎
    18. : A holiday somewhere warm – Florida, say – would be nice.
    19. : Say he refuses. What do we do then?
    20. : I've followed Selina down the strip, when we're shopping, say, and she strolls on ahead, wearing sawn-off jeans and a wash-withered T-shirt...
      * See Category: Wikisaurus:utter -
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from say (verb)

  • dessay
  • doomsaying
  • nay-say
  • saith
  • sayeth

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • sayer
    • saying
    • there is much to be said
    • what do you say
    • you don't say

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to pronounce
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|قال|tr=qāla, imperfect: Inter: t- » ar|يقول|tr=yaqūlu
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|قال|tr=ʾāl|sc=Arab
  • : Iraqi Arabic: Inter: tø » acm|قال|tr=gāl|sc=Arab
  • : Moroccan Arabic: Inter: tø » ary|قال|tr=gal
  • : North Levantine Arabic: Inter: tø » apc|حكى|tr=ħaka
  • : South Levantine Arabic: Inter: tø » ajp|حكى|tr=ħaka|sc=Arab
  • Aramaic:
  • : Syriac: Inter: tø » syc|ܐܡܪ|tr='émar|sc=Syrc
  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ասել|tr=asel
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|spun, Inter: t- » rup|dzãc
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|esan
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|гаварыць|tr=havarýc’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » be|сказаць|tr=skazác’ Inter: pf » .
  • Berber:
  • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|ini
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|lavaret
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|казвам|tr=kazvam
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ဆို|tr=sʰò|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dir
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|說|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|说|tr=shuō|sc=Hani Inter: qualifier » say, speak, pronounce; Inter: t- » cmn|告訴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|告诉|tr=gàosu|sc=Hani Inter: qualifier » tell (somebody)
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|říct, Inter: t- » cs|povědět
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|decro
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sige
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zeggen, Inter: t+ » nl|luiden, Inter: t+ » nl|opzeggen
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|ütles
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|siga
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sanoa, Inter: t+ » fi|kertoa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dire
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|dî
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|dicir, Inter: t+ » gl|dicer
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|თქმა|tr=t'k'ma|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|ლაპარაკი|tr=laparaki|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|sagen
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אמר|tr=amár
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|कहना|tr=kahnā
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|mond
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|segja
  • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|abair
  • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|asbeir|alt=as·beir
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dire
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|言う|tr=いう, iu, Inter: t- » ja|語る|tr=かたる, kataru; Inter: t- » ja|おっしゃる|tr=ossharu Inter: qualifier » honorific, Inter: t- » ja|申す|tr=もうす, mōsu Inter: qualifier » humble, Inter: t- » ja|申し上げる|tr=もうしあげる, mōshi-ageru Inter: qualifier » humble
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ថា|tr=tʰaa|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|និយាយថា|tr=ni’yiey tʰaa|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|말하다|tr=malhada|sc=Hang
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ເວົ້າ|tr=waw|sc=Laoo
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|dico, Inter: t+ » la|loquor, Inter: t- » la|proloquor, Inter: t+ » la|for
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|sacīt
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|sakyti

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|bacru
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|каже|tr=káže
    • Malay: Inter: t+ » ms|kata, Inter: t- » ms|cakap
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|പറയുന്നു|tr=parayuka|sc=Mlym, Inter: t- » ml|ശബ്ദിക്കുന്നു|sc=Mlym
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|abbyr
    • Norwegian:
    • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t+ » no|si
    • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|seia, Inter: t- » nn|seie
    • Novial: Inter: tø » nov|dikte
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|dire
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|secgan
    • Old Provençal: Inter: tø » pro|dizer
    • Old Saxon: Inter: tø » osx|seggian
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گفتن|tr=goftan
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|mówić Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » pl|powiadać Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » pl|powiedzieć Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » pl|wymawiać, Inter: t+ » pl|rzec
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dizer, Inter: t+ » pt|falar
    • Quechua: Inter: t+ » qu|niy
    • Rapa Nui: Inter: tø » rap|ki
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|zice, Inter: t+ » ro|spune
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|dir
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|говорить|tr=govorít’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|сказать|tr=skazát’ Inter: pf » .
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t+ » sa|वदति|tr=vadati|sc=Deva
    • Sardinian:
    • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|fueddai, Inter: tø » sro|narai
    • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|dí
    • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|faeddare
    • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|fabiddà
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|abair, Inter: t- » gd|can
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|рећи|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|говорити|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|казати|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|reći|alt=rȅći, Inter: t- » sh|govoriti, Inter: t- » sh|kazati|alt=kázati
    • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|diri, Inter: t+ » scn|dìciri
    • Sinhalese: Inter: t- » si|කියනවා|sc=Sinh
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|hovoriť, Inter: t- » sk|povedať
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|reči, Inter: t+ » sl|povedati
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|decir
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|säga
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|กล่าว|tr=glàao
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|söylemek
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|говорити|tr=hovorýty Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » uk|казати|tr=kazáty Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » uk|сказати|tr=skazáty Inter: pf » .
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|کہنا|tr=kahnā
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|nói
    • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|dire
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|útsprekke
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|זאָגן|tr=zogn|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to recite
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|يتلو|tr=Yatlu|sc=Arab
    • Berber:
    • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|ɣr|tr=ghr
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|recitar, Inter: t+ » ca|declamar
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|opzeggen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dire, Inter: t+ » fr|réciter
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|sagen
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|abair
    • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|asbeir|alt=as·beir

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|暗唱|alt=暗唱する|tr=anshō suru
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|inquam, Inter: t+ » la|dico, Inter: t+ » la|for, Inter: t+ » la|loquor, Inter: t- » la|fabulor
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|abbyr
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|باز خواندن|tr=bāz xāndan
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|recitar
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|recitirati|alt=recitírati
  • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|dire
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|זאָגן|tr=zogn|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to communicate verbally or in writing
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » قال (qāla), Inter: Arab » يقول (yaqūl) Inter: qualifier » present tense
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ասել|tr=asel
    • Berber:
    • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|ini
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dir
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|說|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|说|tr=shuō|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|告訴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|告诉|tr=gàosu|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|říct
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sige, Inter: t- » da|fortælle
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zeggen, Inter: t+ » nl|opgeven
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sanoa, Inter: t+ » fi|virkkaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dire
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|sagen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|λέγω
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אמר|tr=amár
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|segja
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|dicer
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|abair
    • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|asbeir|alt=as·beir
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dire
    • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » verbally Inter: t+ » ja|言う|tr=いう, iu, Inter: t- » ja|語る|tr=かたる, kataru; Inter: qualifier » verbally|honorific Inter: t- » ja|おっしゃる|tr=ossharu
    • Kazakh: Inter: t+ » kk|деу|tr=dew|sc=Cyrl
    • Kurdish:
    • : Kurmanji: gotin
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|گۆتن|tr=gotin|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|وتن|tr=witin|sc=ku-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|dico, Inter: t+ » la|loquor, Inter: t- » la|fabulor, Inter: t+ » la|for
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|teikt
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|sakyti
  • Lojban: Inter: t+ » jbo|cusku
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|soen
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|abbyr
  • Norwegian:
  • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t+ » no|si
  • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|seia, Inter: t- » nn|seie
  • Novial: dikte
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گفتن|tr=goftan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|mówić
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dizer, Inter: t+ » pt|falar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|говорить|tr=govorít’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|сказать|tr=skazát’ Inter: pf » .
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|reći|alt=rȅći, Inter: t- » sh|kazati|alt=kázati
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|reči, Inter: t- » sl|praviti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|decir
  • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|ди|sc=Cyrl
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|demek, Inter: t+ » tr|söylemek
  • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|dire
  • West Frisian: sizze
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|זאָגן|tr=zogn|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to indicate in a written form
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ասել|tr=asel
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dir
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|říct
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|fortælle
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staan, Inter: t+ » nl|opgeven
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|näyttää
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indiquer, Inter: t+ » fr|dire
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|abair
    • Japanese: Inter: qualifier » be written Inter: t- » ja|書かれている|tr=kakarete-iru
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|for
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|abbyr
    • Norwegian:
    • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t+ » no|si
    • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|seia, Inter: t- » nn|seie

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Novial: dikte
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نمایاندن|tr=namāyāndan, Inter: t+ » fa|نمودن|tr=nemudan
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dizer
  • Russian: гласить (glasít') Inter: imp » f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kazati|alt=kázati
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|reči, Inter: t- » sl|praviti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|decir
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stå
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|söylemek, Inter: t+ » tr|demek
  • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|dire
  • West Frisian: sizze, stean

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to have a common expression
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|il paraît, Inter: t+ » fr|on dit
    • German: Inter: t- » de|es heißt, Inter: t- » de|man sagt
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|si dice

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|sakoma
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|diz-se, Inter: t+ » pt|dizem
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|se dice

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » imperative: let's say
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|laten wij zeggen
    • French: disons
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ვთქვათ|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|სიტყვაზე|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t- » de|sagen wir
    • Italian: diciamo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|tarkim
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|abbyr
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|suponhamos, Inter: t- » pt|digamos
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|digamos
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|diyelim

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eu: esan
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: казвам (kazvam)
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: zeggen
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: diri
    • Inter: ttbc » tl: magsabi
    • Inter: ttbc » de: sagen
    • Inter: ttbc » gn: 'e (ha'e, ere, he'i)
    • Inter: ttbc » hu: mond
    • Inter: ttbc » io: dicar
    • Inter: ttbc » id: berkata, mengatakan, menyebutkan, bertutur
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: dicer

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 말하다 (malhada)
  • Inter: ttbc » mnc: (sembi), (hendumbi)
  • Inter: ttbc » csm: káčˑy-
  • Inter: ttbc » fa: Inter: fa-Arab » گُفتَن (goftæn), Inter: fa-Arab » گو (gu) Inter: qualifier » present tense
  • Inter: ttbc » sk: povedať
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: säga
  • Inter: ttbc » te: చెప్పు (cheppu)
  • Inter: ttbc » tpn: 'e (a'e, eré, e'i) (placed after the thing said in direct speech)
  • Inter: ttbc » vo: sagön

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3


      Inter: en-inter » j

  • Inter: informa » l Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion; hey
    1. : Say, what did you think about the movie?


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • One's stated opinion or input into a discussion.
  • 2004, Richard Rogers, Information politics on the Web
  • : Above all, however, we would like to think that there is more to be decided, after the engines and after the humans have had their says.

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » saie|lang=en, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » saga|lang=en, plural of Inter: term » sagum||military cloak.


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • A type of fine cloth similar to serge.
    1. 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.iv:
    2. : All in a kirtle of discolourd say / He clothed was ....


      * Inter: rank » am|way|even|123|say|well|many|work


      * yas

    Category: Category:100 English basic words -
    Category: Category:English irregular verbs -
    Category: Category:English reporting verbs -
    Category: Category:en:Talking -

    Crimean Tatar


    Inter: head » crh|noun
  • shallow place, island


    Inter: crh-latin-noun » nıñ|ğa|nı|da|dan


    * Inter: R:Useinov-Mireev 200 » 2

  • Vietnamese


    Inter: vi-ad » j
  • drunk, inebriated

  • Category: ang:say -
    Translation: ar » say
    Category: ast:say -
    Translation: az » say
    Translation: br » say
    Translation: ca » say
    Translation: cs » say
    Translation: cy » say
    Translation: de » say
    Translation: et » say
    Translation: el » say
    Translation: es » say
    Translation: eu » say
    Translation: fa » say
    Translation: fr » say
    Translation: gl » say
    Translation: ko » say
    Translation: hr » say
    Translation: io » say
    Translation: id » say
    Translation: it » say
    Translation: kk » say
    Translation: ku » say
    Translation: lo » say
    Translation: lv » say
    Translation: lt » say
    Translation: li » say
    Translation: hu » say
    Translation: mg » say
    Translation: ml » say
    Translation: my » say
    Translation: fj » say
    Translation: nl » say
    Translation: ja » say
    Translation: no » say
    Translation: oc » say
    Translation: pl » say
    Translation: pt » say
    Translation: ro » say
    Translation: ru » say
    Category: simple:say -
    Translation: fi » say
    Translation: sv » say
    Translation: ta » say
    Translation: te » say
    Translation: th » say
    Translation: tr » say
    Translation: uk » say
    Translation: vi » say
    Translation: wo » say
    Translation: zh » say

    şay at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Crimean Tatar==


    Inter: head » crh|noun Inter: context » Northern dialect
  • tea

    Usage notes

    * Literary form: çay

  • Category: Category:Crimean Tatar nouns -
    Translation: tr » şay

    sầy at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • scratched

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese adjectives -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » sầy
    Translation: mg » sầy
    Translation: vi » sầy
    Translation: zh » sầy

    sẩy at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • to lose

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese verbs -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » sẩy
    Translation: vi » sẩy
    Translation: zh » sẩy

    sậy at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • reed

  • Category: Category:Vietnamese nouns -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » sậy
    Translation: ko » sậy
    Translation: mg » sậy
    Translation: vi » sậy
    Translation: zh » sậy

    Say at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » say


    Proper noun

    Inter: head » tr|proper noun
  • Inter: given name » male|lang=tr

  • Category: ang:Say -
    Translation: id » Say
    Translation: ru » Say
    Translation: sv » Say
    Translation: zh » Say