say

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈseɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/seɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sā)


Inflections of 'say' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
says
v 3rd person singular
saying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
said
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
said
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

say

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. say [hello, goodbye, yes, no]
  2. say [my name, a prayer, something]
  3. say what you [want, mean, think, feel]
  4. say it to him yourself
  5. (cannot) say for [certain, sure]
  6. don't (even) say a word
  7. to say the least
  8. just want to say that
  9. it is fair to say (that)
  10. who said that
  11. you could say that
  12. if you say so
  13. [experts, doctor, researchers] say
  14. can [honestly, sincerely] say that
  15. said it [honestly, clearly]
  16. [forgot, declined, wouldn't] say
  17. nothing [more, further, else] to say
  18. [have, think of] something to say
  19. (sorry,) what did you (just) say?
  20. (don't) understand what you're saying
  21. let's say we [try, go, leave]
  22. just say the word (and I'll)
  23. what does this [painting, picture, book, movie] say to you?
  24. slang: say what?
  25. you said [it, a mouthful]!
n
  1. [have, get] the [last, final, decisive] say
  2. the [boss, judge, government, victim] has the final say
  3. have already had your say
  4. she let him have his say
  5. [listeners, readers, viewers] were given their say
  6. don't I have [a, any] say in the matter?
  7. a say in the [issue, plan, decision]
  8. have a say in [how, where] the money is spent
adv
  1. let's leave, say, [around 2:00, in 5 minutes]
  2. it weighs, say, [50 pounds]
  3. there were, say, [500] [guests, attendees, total]
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