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Sinónimos de say en inglés:

verbo

  • 1 she felt her stomach flutter as he said her name
    speak, utter, voice, pronounce, give voice to, vocalize
  • 2 “I must go,” she said
    declare, state, announce, remark, observe, mention, comment, note, add;
    reply, respond, answer, rejoin
    informal come out with
  • 3 Newall says he's innocent
    allege, profess
    formal opine, aver
  • 4 I can't conjure up the words to say how I feel
    express, put into words, phrase, articulate, communicate, make known, put/get across, convey, verbalize;
    reveal, divulge, impart, disclose;
    imply, suggest
  • 5 they sang hymns and said a prayer
    recite, repeat, utter, deliver, perform, declaim, orate
  • 6 the clock said one twenty
    indicate, show, read
  • 7 I'd say it's about five miles
    estimate, judge, guess, hazard a guess, predict, speculate, surmise, conjecture, venture
    informal reckon
  • 8 let's say you'd just won a million dollars
    suppose, assume, imagine, presume, hypothesize, postulate, posit
  • sustantivo

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  • 1 everyone is entitled to their say
    chance to speak, turn to speak, opinion, view, voice
    informal two cents, two cents' worth
  • 2 don't I have any say in the matter?
    influence, sway, weight, voice, input, share, part
  • Observaciones

    say, said

    While most writing can be improved by choosing strong and precise nouns, adjectives, and verbs, this isn't always so. When reading a novel's dialogue, we should be paying attention to what the characters say, and learn about their feelings through their words. But too many young authors overstress the verbal markers of back-and-forth speech. So we read Frank replied or Frank riposted or even Losing his temper, Frank violently expostulated. Much of the time a careful writer can set up the rhythm of a conversation so that it's always clear who's speaking and with what degree of passion. If more precise identification is needed, a simple Frank said will usually suffice, the weak and common verb scarcely intruding on the give-and-take on the page.
    Michael Dirda

    Frases

    that is to say

    1
    they're inquiring about Miss Leslie—that is to say, they want to know if she's safe and well
    in other words, to put it another way;

    to say the least

    2
    his performance was disappointing to say the least
    to put it mildly, putting it mildly, without any exaggeration, at the very least

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