- utter words so as to convey information, an opinion, a feeling or intention, or an instruction；(of a text or a symbolic representation) convey specified information or instructions
- used to express surprise or to draw attention to a remark or question
- an opportunity for stating one's opinion or feelings；an opportunity to influence developments and policy
verb: say, 3rd person present: says, gerund or present participle: saying, past tense: said, past participle: said
- 1. utter words so as to convey information, an opinion, a feeling or intention, or an instruction ‘Thank you,’ he said he said the fund stood at £100,000 同義詞
- ▪ (of a text or a symbolic representation) convey specified information or instructions the Act says such behaviour is an offence
- ▪ enable a listener or reader to learn or understand something by conveying or revealing (information or ideas) I don't want to say too much her rise and fall says a lot about our brutal political system
- ▪ (of a clock or watch) indicate (a specified time) the clock says ten past two 同義詞
- ▪ be asserted or reported they were said to be training freedom fighters it is said that she lived to over a hundred
- ▪ present a consideration in favour of or excusing (someone or something) all I can say for him is that he's a better writer than some
- ▪ utter the whole of (a speech or other set of words, typically one learned in advance) the padre finished saying the Nunc Dimittis 同義詞
- 2. assume something in order to work out what its consequences would be; make a hypothesis let's say we pay in five thousand pounds in the first year 同義詞
- ▪ used parenthetically to indicate that something is being suggested as possible or likely but not certain the form might include, say, a dozen questions
- 1. North American informal used to express surprise or to draw attention to a remark or question say, did you notice any blood?
- 1. an opportunity for stating one's opinion or feelings she let him have his say 同義詞
- ▪ an opportunity to influence developments and policy the assessor will have a say in how the money is spent the households concerned would still have some say in what happened 同義詞
- go without saying
- have something to say for oneself
- having said that
- how say you?
- one cannot say
- I'll say
- I must say
- I say
- I wouldn't say no
- not to say
- say no more
- says I
- says you!
- say when
- say the word
- there is no saying
- they say
- to say nothing of
- what do you say
- when all is said and done
- who says — ?
- you can say that again!
- you don't say!
- you said it!