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saying

Definition and examples of "saying"

a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

  • pardon the expression

  • saying
  • expression
  • locution

express in words

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

  • state
  • say
  • tell

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

  • allege
  • aver
  • say

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?

  • suppose
  • say

have or contain a certain wording or form

  • The passage reads as follows
  • What does the law say?

  • read
  • say

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

  • order
  • tell
  • enjoin
  • say

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?

  • pronounce
  • articulate
  • enounce
  • sound_out
  • enunciate
  • say

communicate or express nonverbally

  • What does this painting say?
  • Did his face say anything about how he felt?

  • say

utter aloud

  • She said `Hello' to everyone in the office

  • say

state as one's opinion or judgement; declare

  • I say let's forget this whole business

  • say

recite or repeat a fixed text

  • Say grace
  • She said her `Hail Mary'

  • say

indicate

  • The clock says noon

  • say