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English definition of “state”

state

verb [T]     /steɪt/ formal
B2 to say or write something, especially clearly and carefully: Our warranty clearly states the limits of our liability. [+ (that)] Union members stated (that) they were unhappy with the proposal. [+ question word] Please state why you wish to apply for this grant. Children in the stated (= named) areas were at risk from a lack of food, the report said.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of state verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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