1. The chance to speak (synset 114509110)
    "let him have his say"
  1. Express in words (synset 201011267)
    "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  2. Report or maintain (synset 201018011)
    "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"
  3. Express a supposition (synset 200919271)
    "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
  4. Have or contain a certain wording or form (synset 202736688)
    "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
  5. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (synset 200748704)
    "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  6. Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way (synset 200980581)
    "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
  7. Communicate or express nonverbally (synset 200930921)
    "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
  8. Utter aloud (synset 200981902)
    "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
  9. State as one's opinion or judgement;
    Declare (synset 201011848)
    "I say let's forget this whole business"
  10. Recite or repeat a fixed text (synset 200947531)
    "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
  11. Indicate (synset 200925168)
    "The clock says noon"

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