n : the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
v 1: express an idea, etc. in words; "He said that he wanted to
marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your
opinion" [syn: state
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; "I
said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the
shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
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
, sound out
9: recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her
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"