- 1[countable] something that you say or write that gives information or an opinion Are the following statements true or false? Your statement is misleading. Is that a statement or a question? The play makes a strong political statement. see also fashion statement
- 2 [countable] statement (on/about something) a formal or official account of facts or opinions synonym declaration a formal/ a public/a written/an official statement A government spokesperson made a statement to the press. The president is expected to issue a statement on the policy change this afternoon. The police asked me to make a statement (= a written account of facts concerning a crime, used in court if legal action follows).
- 3 [countable] a printed record of money paid, received, etc. The directors are responsible for preparing the company's financial statements. My bank sends me monthly statements. see also bank statement
- 4[uncountable] (formal) the act of stating or expressing something in words synonym expression When writing instructions, clarity of statement is the most important thing. Idioms
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to express or reveal an opinion or characteristic in a very clear way, although often without words The housekeeping staff extended their strike mainly to make a statement about how determined they were. The way you dress makes a statement about you.
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