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British pronunciation/sˈe‌ɪ/
American pronunciation/ˈseɪ/
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to use words and our voice to show what we are thinking or feeling

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to say definition and meaning
1.1

used to talk about something that is reported or people believe is true

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The company is said to be expanding its operations to several new countries.
The movie is said to be a blockbuster hit, with record-breaking ticket sales.
The author is said to be working on a sequel to the best-selling novel.
1.2

(of a text or visual representation) to provide specific information or directions

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The contract doesn't say anything about bonuses.
The label on the medicine bottle says to take two pills before bedtime.
The label on the bottle says to shake well before using.
The map says we need to turn left at the next intersection.
1.3

to convey information, thoughts, or feelings indirectly, such as by gestures or expressions

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Her smile said everything.
What is the painting trying to say about modern society?
The subtle changes in his tone of voice said more than his actual words.
The way she bit her lip said that she was holding back tears.
The way he fidgeted nervously said that he was hiding something.
1.4

to utter the words or phrases of a prayer, speech, etc., particularly one learned earlier

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She said her lines perfectly during the school play.
They are saying their wedding vows in front of their family and friends right now.
She said the Pledge of Allegiance during the morning assembly.
I say the Serenity Prayer every morning to start my day.
He said the Lord's Prayer before going to bed.
1.5

(of a watch or clock) to show a particular time

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The clock on the wall says a quarter past twelve.
The digital clock says five minutes past nine at night.
The clock in the car said one minute to seven in the evening.
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to express one's point of view or opinion on something

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to suggest an example or assume something to be the case

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the right or chance to give an opinion about something

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‌used to draw someone's attention to one's remark or comment

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They said they were sorry for being late.
She says she enjoys reading books in her free time.
She is saying that she needs some space to think.
He was saying that he wanted to quit his job and travel the world.
She said she loved the gift I gave her.
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