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Another word for state

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Noun
  1. Manner of being or form of existence

      1. Position relative to that of others; standing:
      2. (Law) The legal character or condition of a person or thing:
      3. State or condition, as of affairs
      1. Manner in which a thing is situated in relation to its surroundings; location; position
      2. A position of employment; a post:
      3. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances:
      1. A manner or way of acting, doing, or being; method or form
      2. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
      3. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
      3. Existing circumstances:
    See also:

    be

  2. A condition of excited distress

    See also:

    calm

  3. An organized geopolitical unit

      1. Political or governmental organization
      2. A specific form of church government
      3. A society or institution with an organized government; state; body politic
      1. A federation or tribe, especially one composed of Native Americans.
      2. The territory occupied by such a federation or tribe.
      3. A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.
      1. Specific holdings in land
      2. A topographically or functionally distinct tract:
      3. A nation; a country.
      1. The whole land or territory of a nation or state
      2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship:
      3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture:
      1. (Archaic) A corporation.
      2. The people of a politically organized nation or state considered as a group.
      3. The collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions.
Verb
  1. To put into words

      1. To provide the voice for (a cartoon character or show, for example):
      2. (Phonet.) To utter with voice
      3. To give expression to; utter:
      1. To express with the voice, to utter.
      2. (Of animals) To produce noises or calls from the throat.
      3. To give utterance to; express with the voice; speak or sing
      1. To change (a noun, etc.) into a verb
      2. To express oneself in words.
      3. To use words to express or communicate meaning
      1. To release or discharge something such as steam through an opening.
      2. To give release or expression to one's thoughts or feelings
      3. To vent one's feelings or opinions:
      1. To speak or converse
      2. To say
      3. To produce, speak, or express audibly (speech sounds, syllables, words, thoughts, etc.)
      1. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
      2. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
      3. To express in words; utter; say
      1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
      1. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
      2. To give nonverbal expression to; signify or embody:
      3. For instance:
      1. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
      2. To send by express
      3. To get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
      1. To show or reveal
      2. To reveal or make manifest; show:
      3. To say positively or emphatically
      1. To make known; communicate in words, actions, appearance, etc.
      2. (Obs.) To take away secretly
      3. To take from one place to another; transport; carry
      1. To be connected, one with another:
      2. To have a sympathetic or meaningful relationship
      3. To give or exchange information, signals, or messages in any way, as by talk, gestures, or writing
      1. (Architecture) To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements):
      2. To express in coherent verbal form:
      3. To speak distinctly; pronounce clearly
  2. To utter publicly

      1. To provide with an opening for the escape of air, gas, etc.; furnish a means for airing
      2. To admit or force fresh air into a building or closed space, such as a mine to replace stale or noxious air.
      3. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
      1. To rise to the surface of water to breathe. Used of a marine mammal.
      2. To give release or expression to one's thoughts or feelings
      3. To allow (steam, gas, etc.) to escape through an opening
      1. To force the purchase of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a put option.
      2. To adapt:
      3. (Sports) To hurl with an overhand pushing motion:
      1. To send by express
      2. To get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
      3. To put into words; represent by language; state
      1. To become aired, dried, cooled, etc.
      2. To expose to the air in order to dry, cool, or freshen; ventilate.
      3. To let air into or through; put where air can dry, cool, freshen, etc.
  3. To declare by way of a systematic statement

    See also:

    words

  4. To put into words positively and with conviction

      1. To give nonverbal expression to; signify or embody:
      2. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
      3. For instance:
      1. To keep in existence; sustain:
      2. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
      3. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
      1. To be valid, applicable, or true:
      2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
      3. To stop the movement or progress of:
      1. (Games) To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
      2. To proclaim one's support, opposition, choice, or opinion:
      3. To say positively or emphatically
      1. To assert or maintain:
      2. To strive in combat; fight
      3. To hold to be a fact; assert
      1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
      2. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
      3. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      1. To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly:
      2. To declare openly or admit frankly
      3. To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
      1. To acknowledge openly; avow
      2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
      3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
      1. To affirm positively; declare:
      2. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
      3. (Law) To assert formally as a fact.
      1. To state seriously or positively; assert
      2. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm.
      1. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
      2. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
      3. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
      1. To give evidence of; indicate:
      2. To put forth reasons for or against something:
      3. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
      1. To assert to be true; affirm:
      2. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
      3. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
      3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
    Idioms:
    See also:

    affirm

Another word for state

Noun
  1. A sovereign unit

      1. A government or country headed by a king or queen; monarchy
      2. A realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant:
      3. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a phylum or division: in some systems it ranks below a domain or superkingdom: the Latinized kingdom names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Monera, monerans)
      1. A country, region, etc.
      2. Specific holdings in land
      3. A topographically or functionally distinct tract:
      1. A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president.
      2. A specific republican government of a nation:
      3. The form of government of such a state or nation
  2. A condition

      1. (Music) A vocal or instrumental part that supports another, often solo, part.
      2. (Music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
      3. That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
      1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
      2. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
      3. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      1. The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
      2. The place where a person or thing is, esp. in relation to others; location; situation; site
      3. The arrangement of the pieces or cards at any particular time in a game such as chess, checkers, or bridge.
      1. Expectation for the future:
      2. A place from which something can be viewed.
      3. An attitude or point of view.
      1. All of the conditions, circumstances, etc. that surround and influence life on earth, including atmospheric conditions, food chains, and the water cycle
      2. The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual person or community.
      3. (Computers) The entire set of conditions under which one operates a computer, as it relates to the hardware, operating platform, or operating system.
      1. The general opinion or judgment of the public about a person or thing:
      2. A widespread ascription of a characteristic or trait to a person or thing:
      3. Estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the community, etc.; repute
      1. (Law) The right or capacity of a party to assert a particular cause of action in a court of law, based on such factors as whether the party is authorized by law to sue and has sufficient stake in the outcome to ensure that the case will be properly presented.
      2. The act, state, or position of a person or thing that stands
      3. Continuance in time; duration:
      1. A specific grammatical defining property of a linguistic unit or class, such as number or gender in the noun and tense or voice in the verb.
      2. (Mathematics) A class of objects, together with a class of morphisms between those objects, and an associative composition rule for those morphisms. Categories are used to study a wide variety of mathematical constructions in a similar way.
      3. A general class of ideas, terms, or things that mark divisions or coordinations within a conceptual scheme, especially:
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
      3. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
      1. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
      2. Something needed; necessity; need
      3. The act or an instance of requiring
      1. Something necessary or fundamental; indispensable, inherent, or basic feature or principle
      1. A binding or compelling rule, duty, requirement, etc.
      2. A verb form of the imperative mood.
      3. A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action:
      1. Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
      2. Something that is prerequisite, as a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course.
      3. In education, a course or topic that must be completed before another course or topic can be started. May be colloquially referred to as a prereq.
      1. Any of these four substances thought of as the natural environment of a class of living beings
      2. A component part or quality, often one that is basic or essential
      3. The natural or suitable environment, situation, etc. for a person or thing
      1. A possible event; something that may happen.
      2. A possible event, outcome, or condition; contingency
      1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. The act or fact of occurring
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      3. Actual instance where a situation arises.
      1. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
      2. (Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture)
      3. A point of time
      1. (Countable) An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
      2. Something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible, unforeseen, or accidental occurrence
      3. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
      1. A clause in a document imposing a qualification, condition, or restriction.
      2. A clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation
      1. The act of stipulating.
      2. The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
      1. (Law) The right or capacity of a party to assert a particular cause of action in a court of law, based on such factors as whether the party is authorized by law to sue and has sufficient stake in the outcome to ensure that the case will be properly presented.
      2. The act, state, or position of a person or thing that stands
      3. Continuance in time; duration:
      1. High standing; prestige:
      2. (Law) The legal character or condition of a person or thing:
      3. Position relative to that of others; standing:
      1. A ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
      2. Position or rank in relation to others; standing:
      3. A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
      1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
      2. Any period in the history of humanity or of the universe, often specif. with reference to a characteristic social structure, set of customs, famous person living then, etc.
      3. The characteristic rhythm of a piece of music in terms of this grouping, indicated by the time signature
      1. The situation or circumstances of one's life:
      2. The assets and liabilities of a dead or bankrupt person
      3. A condition or stage of life
      1. Inborn character; innate disposition; inherent tendencies of a person
      2. The world of living things and the outdoors:
      3. The sum total of all things in time and space; the entire physical universe
      1. One that broadcasts radio or television transmissions:
      2. An area where a person is assigned to work.
      3. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
      1. (Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
      2. (Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
      3. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      1. A characteristic form, appearance, or stage of development that occurs in a cycle.
      2. The fraction of a complete cycle elapsed as measured from a specified reference point and often expressed as an angle.
      3. (Physics) A particular stage in a periodic process or phenomenon.
      1. The state of being or doing well; condition of health, happiness, and comfort; well-being; prosperity
      2. Financial or other aid provided, especially by the government, to people in need.
      3. Welfare work
      1. A position of employment; a post:
      2. Manner in which a thing is situated in relation to its surroundings; location; position
      3. The combination of circumstances at any given time
      1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
      2. Any happening or fact; event
      3. A fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
  3. A difficulty

  4. Mood

    See also:

    mood

Verb
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
      3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
      1. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
      2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
      3. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
      1. To declare officially or formally:
      2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner:
      3. To say words; speak.

Idioms:

Synonym Study

  • Status refers to one's position as determined by legal or customary precedent or by such arbitrary factors as age, sex, training, mentality, service, etc. his status as a veteran exempts him
  • Situation implies a significant set of interrelated circumstances, and a connection between these and the person involved to be in a difficult situation
  • State and condition both refer to the set of circumstances surrounding or characterizing a person or thing at a given time what is his mental state, or condition?, but condition more strongly implies some relationship to causes or circumstances that may be temporary his condition will not permit him to travel