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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: state /steɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystate
he/she/itstates
present participlestating
past tensestated
past participlestated
  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.

  2. 2
    to give information

    The conditions are clearly stated in the contract.

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