verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
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synonym study for state
historical usage of state
The e in estat is called a prothetic e ( prothetikós means “prefixed” in Greek). The prothetic e appears in the Romance languages of France (French, Provençal), and the Iberian Peninsula (Castilian, Portuguese, Catalan), and in Logudorese (the most conservative dialect of the Sardinian language). For example, Latin schola “school” appears as école in French (from earlier escole ), escòla in Provençal, escuela in Castilian, escola in Portuguese and Catalan, and iscola in Logudorese. The prothetic e was never common in Italy except to avoid ungainly consonant clusters; thus Italian la scuola “the school” becomes per iscuola “for school.” Prothesis persists in modern Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan: “station” is estación, estação, and estació, respectively, but it is no longer productive in French (“station” is station ) or Italian ( stazione ). Prothesis has never been common in Romanian (“school” is şcoală ).
Example sentences from the Web for states
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
But consider how citizens here in the States are now being arrested for posting threatening messages aimed at police on Facebook.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even though clerks in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and other states have been doing exactly that.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
San Francisco was the first city to pass one in 2006; since then, 14 other cities and three states have followed suit.
States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Seven States which passed ordinances of secession have been fully restored to their places in the Union.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
This was what made all the governments of Europe banish them from their states.Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries|William Hogan
The states generally have either enacted new food laws, or revised their laws following the national law.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
A protest made by the latter led to a war between the two states in which Athens was worsted.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
From that time on Austria, composed of three states in one, started on its career of a world power.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various
British Dictionary definitions for states (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for states (2 of 2)
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Derived forms of statestatable or stateable, adjectivestatehood, noun
Word Origin for state
Medical definitions for states
Idioms and Phrases with states
In addition to the idiom beginning with state
- state of the art
- in a lather (state)
- in state
- ship of state