say

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. speak, tell, declare, state, aver, affirm, mention, allege, recite; decide. See speech, affirmation.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. tell, speak, relate, state, announce, remark, pronounce, declare, state positively, open one's mouth, have one's say, fling off, have one's ear, break silence, find words to express, rise to the occasion, put forth, let out, assert, maintain, express oneself, opine, answer, respond, reply, suppose, assume.
to say the least,
Syn. at a minimum, at the very least, to put it mildly, minimally.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
utter, speak, tell, assert, give voice, mouth, pronounce, vocalize, remark, phrase, state, articulate.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To produce or make (speech sounds): articulate, enunciate, pronounce, utter1, vocalize. See WORDS. 2. To put into words: articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, state, talk, tell, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent or voice) to. See WORDS. 3. To put into words positively and with conviction: affirm, allege, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, hold, maintain, state. Idiom: have it. See AFFIRM. II noun The right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision: suffrage, voice, vote. Informal: say-so. See PARTICIPATE.

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