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verb [transitive]     state pronunciation in British English
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present participlestating
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  1. 1
    to express something in speech or writing, especially in a definite or formal way

    ‘Jemma is going back with me,’ George stated firmly.

    The candidates stated their case at 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.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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