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verb [transitive] state pronunciation in American English /steɪt/
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present tense
present participlestating
past tensestated
past participlestated
  1. 1
    to express something in speech or writing, especially in a definite or formal way
    “Cheryl is going back with me,” George stated firmly.
    The candidates stated their case in a series of meetings.
    state that: He stated that the project would be completed by April.
    state a fact/opinion: I’m not making excuses: I’m simply stating a fact.
    state the obvious (=say what is already clear): Aitken, to state the obvious, is not a popular figure.
  2. 2
    to give information
    The conditions are clearly stated in the contract.


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