Origin of stated
verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
Origin of state
Synonyms for state
Examples from the Web for stated
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 1, 2015
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
December 11, 2014
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
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of stated
They now state they are only horses' bones, and not men's, as first stated.Explorations in Australia
I stated that the family were well and that Mr. Potts was as well as usual.Biography of a Slave
Burke winced, but he made shift to conceal his realization of the truth she had stated to him.
She stated the fact as one without a hint of any contradictory possibility.
He was seriously injured, but was stated in a London paper of August 21 to be out of danger.Handel
Edward J. Dent
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