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state

2 verb
     
state2 S3 W3 [transitive]
1 to formally say or write a piece of information or your opinion:
Please state your name and address.
Rembert again stated his intention to resign from Parliament.
The government needs to clearly state its policy on UN intervention.
state (that)
The witness stated that he had not seen the woman before.
Fine, but aren't you just stating the obvious here?
2 if a document, newspaper, ticket etc states information, it contains the information written clearly:
The price of the tickets is stated on the back.

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