Synonyms of state


1. state, province, administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

usage: the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"

2. state, attribute

usage: the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"

3. state, government, authorities, regime

usage: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"

4. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic, political unit, political entity

usage: a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"

5. state of matter, state, chemical phenomenon

usage: (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"

6. state, emotional state, spirit

usage: a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

7. country, state, land, administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

usage: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"

8. Department of State, United States Department of State, State Department, State, DoS, executive department

usage: the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"


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. submit, state, put forward, posit, propose, suggest, advise

usage: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

3. express, state, denote, refer

usage: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

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