verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
Origin 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 ).
Examples from the Web for stating
For most of us, acknowledging that America has a gun violence problem is stating a fact.
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|Ben Jacobs|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week, host Abby Martin made international headlines simply for stating, “What Russia did is wrong.”
The authorities have flatly denied using live cartridges, stating that their rifles have only been loaded with rubber bullets.
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|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The agent had instructions to mail a card every day, stating the amount of his share in the profits.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
So he wrote to resign his connection with Punch, stating the reasons plainly and simply.
Here is a letter to the master of the 'Wanderer,' Captain Simms, stating that you are to be taken on board his ship as seamen.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats|James R. Mears
He was surprised, stating his feelings at their mildest, to find them together, but he did not express his astonishment.Cap'n Warren's Wards|Joseph C. Lincoln
To say that Mr. Bacon and his clerks were both astonished and startled would be stating the case quite mildly.
British Dictionary definitions for stating
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for state
Medicine definitions for stating
Idioms and Phrases with stating
In addition to the idiom beginning with state
- state of the art
- in a lather (state)
- in state
- ship of state