- state's attorney,
- state's evidence,
- state-dependent learning,
- stated case,
Origin of stated
verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
Origin of state
Examples from the Web for stated
This is about no longer accepting that—as so many others have stated—a family would rather have a dead son than a living daughter.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He stated—quite rightly—that animals are never mentioned in connection with eternal life in the Bible.
In 2008 then Pope Benedict XVI stated quite pointedly that animals are “not called to the eternal life.”
Many former Eme stated that is why they left after feeling disillusioned.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It began when a classmate raised her hand and stated that she was confused about the facts of the case.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With all this, the general resistiveness, as has been stated, remained towards feeding or any other interference.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
The invalids replied untruthfully that they did, while Peter stated that Master had done him good already.Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
You stated you heard no command given to the troops to fire.
"But we haven't time to go through all of them now," he stated.The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island|Laura Lee Hope
The ground for refusing to permit him to continue his address was stated to be irrelevancy to the question at issue.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for state
early 13c., "circumstances, temporary attributes of a person or thing, conditions," from Latin status "manner of standing, position, condition," noun of action from past participle stem of stare "to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Some Middle English senses are via Old French estat (French état; see estate).
The Latin word was adopted into other modern Germanic languages (e.g. German, Dutch staat) but chiefly in the political senses only. Meaning "physical condition as regards form or structure" is attested from late 13c. Meaning "mental or emotional condition" is attested from 1530s (phrase state of mind first attested 1749); colloquial sense of "agitated or perturbed state" is from 1837.
He [the President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. [U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section iii]
1590s, "to set in a position," from state (n.1); the sense of "declare in words" is first attested 1640s, from the notion of "placing" something on the record. Related: Stated; stating.
"political organization of a country, supreme civil power, government," 1530s, from state (n.1); this sense grew out of the meaning "condition of a country" with regard to government, prosperity, etc. (late 13c.), from Latin phrases such as status rei publicæ "condition of the republic." Often in phrase church and state, which is attested from 1580s.
The sense of "semi-independent political entity under a federal authority" (as in the United States of America) is from 1856; the British North American colonies occasionally were called states as far back as 1630s. The states has been short for "the United States of America" since 1777; hence stateside (1944), World War II U.S. military slang. State rights in U.S. political sense is attested from 1798; form states rights is first recorded 1858.
In addition to the idiom beginning with state
- state of the art
- in a lather (state)
- in state
- ship of state