state‧ment1 S2 W1
something you say or write, especially publicly or officially, to let people know your intentions or opinions, or to record facts
the Prime Minister's recent statements on Europe
make/issue/give a statement
He refused to give a statement to the police.
In an official statement, she formally announced her resignation.
False statements on your tax form could land you in jail.
get/take a statement (=officially write down what someone says)
Detective Brady took a statement from both witnesses.
sworn statement (=that you officially declare to be true)
a record showing amounts of money paid, received, owed etc:
the company's annual financial statements
I haven't received my bank statement for last month yet.
something you do, make, wear etc that causes people to have a certain opinion about you:
The type of car you drive makes a statement about you.
a fashion statement
4 [uncountable] formal
the act of expressing something in words:
presentation and clarity of statement