state verb

ADV. clearly, plainly Please state clearly how many tickets you require. | exactly, explicitly, expressly, precisely, specifically These facts were nowhere explicitly stated. | categorically, definitely, positively, unequivocally She stated categorically that she had no intention of leaving. | emphatically, firmly | bluntly, flatly ‘Alcohol doesn't solve problems,’ she stated flatly. | confidently | correctly, rightly | falsely, incorrectly, wrongly | openly, publicly He stated his own views quite openly. | formally, officially | blandly | easily The demands are more easily stated than met. | briefly, succinctly | quietly | just, merely, simply I am merely stating the facts. | repeatedly | previously As previously stated, the phrase ‘value for money’ has an ambiguous meaning.

VERB + STATE go on to The report goes on to state that: … | fail to The committee failed to state their reasons for this decision.

PHRASES stated above/below We cannot accept this proposal for the reasons stated above. | state the obvious At the risk of stating the obvious, people who have not paid cannot be admitted. | unless otherwise stated/unless stated otherwise All the photographs in this book, unless otherwise stated, date from the 1950s.