verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
Origin of state
Synonyms for state
Examples from the Web for stating
Contemporary Examples of stating
For most of us, acknowledging that America has a gun violence problem is stating a fact.The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa
December 23, 2014
She prefaced her remarks by stating that she was not going to give “a campaign political speech.”Joni Ernst's Big Pivot: From Pig Castrator to Iowa Nice
August 11, 2014
Earlier this week, host Abby Martin made international headlines simply for stating, “What Russia did is wrong.”Watch RT, Putin's TV Network, Call the Cops on Me
March 7, 2014
The authorities have flatly denied using live cartridges, stating that their rifles have only been loaded with rubber bullets.The Battle for Kiev Begins
February 18, 2014
However, Kuniak is hopeful for the future, stating this type of therapy is still “in its infancy.”The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment
February 17, 2014
Historical Examples of stating
She's mine, and I'm hers—which are two ways of stating the same delightful fact.In the Midst of Alarms
Gently I pushed her away and arose, stating that I must leave at once.City of Endless Night
We must stake our all on a lucky throw, and I will share the risk by stating my views on education.Laws
He saw, at last, that he was stating something not altogether accurate.St. Martin's Summer
I think there is now no impropriety in stating that it is to her that the poem "Memories" refers.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
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