Synonyms of saying


1. saying, expression, locution, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication

usage: a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"


1. state, say, tell, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

2. allege, aver, say, assert, asseverate, maintain

usage: 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"

3. suppose, say, speculate

usage: 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?"

4. read, say, have, feature

usage: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

5. order, tell, enjoin, say, request

usage: 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"

6. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

usage: 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?"

7. say, convey

usage: communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"

8. say, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"

9. say

usage: state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"

10. say, recite

usage: recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"

11. say, read, register, show, record

usage: indicate; "The clock says noon"

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Definition and meaning of saying (Dictionary)