Definition of say noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//seɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//seɪ//
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  • [singular, uncountable] say (in something) 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.
  • Word OriginOld English secgan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zeggen and German sagen.Idioms (informal) 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 American Dictionary entry: say