American English

Definition of say noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[singular, uncountable] say (in something)
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  • the right to influence something by giving your opinion before a decision is made We had no say in the decision to sell the company. People want a greater say in local government. The judge has the final say on the sentence.
  • Idioms
    have your say (informal)
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    to have the opportunity to express yourself fully about something She won't be happy until she's had her say.
    see also say your piece
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: say