Another word for say
tell, speak, relate, state, announce, remark, pronounce, declare, state positively, open one's mouth, have one's say, fling off, have one's ear, break silence, find words to express, rise to the occasion, put forth, let out, assert, maintain, express oneself, opine, answer, respond, reply, suppose, assume.
at a minimum, at the very least, to put it mildly, minimally.
Another word for sayverb
To produce or make (speech sounds):articulate, enunciate, pronounce, utter1, vocalize. See words
To put into words:articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, state, talk, tell, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent) (or voice) to. See words
To put into words positively and with conviction:affirm, allege, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, hold, maintain, state. Idiom: have it. See affirm