state

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state

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
state

Plural
states

  1. A state is a condition or a situation.
    I am worried about her. She is in a constant state of depression.
  2. Any sovereign nation (nation that rules itself) is a state.
    The United States is a country with many sovereign nations united with each other.

Verb[change]

Plain form
state

Third-person singular
states

Past tense
stated

Past participle
stated

Present participle
stating

  1. (transitive) To state something is to say it as a fact.
    He stated that he hasn't slept in 2 days.
  2. (transitive) To state something is to let it be known.
    Please state your name and place of business.