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English definition of “state”
/steɪt/ verb [T]
› to say or write something, especially when it is done clearly and carefully: Our warranty clearly states the limits of our liability.state that The rules state that the directors are required by law to prepare financial statements for each financial period. Make your claim in writing, stating your full name and address.state a fact/opinion I wasn't criticizing the way you run the department; I was merely stating facts.
› [usually passive] to give or agree the details of something: a stated commitment/goal The central bank's stated goal is to keep the inflation rate between 1 and 3%. Time deposits are non-negotiable deposits maintained in a banking institution for a specified period of time at a stated interest rate. A fund with a 50% turnover has bought and sold half of the value of its total investment portfolio during the stated period.