WORDS › to speak words: "I'd like to go home," she said. I couldn't hear what they were saying. How do you say this word?
TELL › to tell someone about a fact, thought, or opinion: [+ question word] Did she say where she was going? Officials refused to say what had happened. [+ (that)] The jury said that he was guilty.
INFORMATION › to give information in writing, numbers, or signs: My watch says one o'clock. The recipe said to use four ounces of butter. What do the papers say about the election?
say sth to yourself › to think something but not speak: "I hope she likes me," he said to himself.
SHOW › to show what you think without using words: His smile seemed to say that I was forgiven.
(let's) say... › used to introduce a suggestion or possible example of something: More women study languages than, say, engineering or science. Say you were offered a better job in another city - would you take it?
You can say that again! informal › used to show that you completely agree with something that someone has just said: "That was a very bad movie!" "You can say that again!" → See also Say cheese! → See also easier said than done