Mini Lesson #22: Synonyms for said

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Mini Lesson #22: Synonyms for Said
The following words are synonyms for the word “said” that can be used in academic essays.
Though all of these words are synonyms for “said,” they cannot all be used interchangeably. If
you do not know the meaning of these words or the proper context in which they can be used,
be sure to look them up in a dictionary or use a synonym you are more familiar with.
petitioned
remarked
talked
avouched
pleaded
reminded
taunted
avowed
dictated
hinted
described
hesitated
pointed out
repeated
insisted
babbled
insinuated
pontificated
reported
informed
interrogated
prayed
replied
inquired
interjected
preached
reprimanded
drawled
intimated
proclaimed
requested
droned
jested
pronounced
responded
elaborated
laughed
proposed
resumed
inferred
lamented
protested
retorted
dogmatized
lectured
proved
revealed
averted
lied
queried
ruled
acknowledged
maintained
questioned
scoffed
acquiesced
mentioned
quibbled
scolded
added
moaned
quipped
shouted
admitted
mimicked
quoted
snapped
addressed
mumbled
quoth
sneered
adjudged
muttered
ranted
sputtered
adjured
nagged
reasoned
stammered
admonished
narrated
rebutted
stated
advised
noted
recited
stipulated
advocated
objected
recounted
stormed
affirmed
observed
refuted
stuttered
agreed
opined
regretted
suggested
alleged
orated
reiterated
supplicated
announced
ordered
rejoined
supposed
answered
owned
related
swore
argued
begged
enjoined
expostulated
articulated
boasted
entreated
faltered
asked
bragged
enunciated
fumed
assented
contradicted
equivocated
giggled
asserted
counseled
exclaimed
granted
asseverated
countered
exhorted
groaned
assured
craved
explained
denied
attested
cried
decided
declared
decreed
disclosed
implied
declaimed
haggled
disrupted
imposed
divulged
indicated
directed
imparted
delivered
grinned
demanded
grumbled
Remember, you can always use a thesaurus
to find more synonyms for said.
this Mini-Lesson was revised by Elena C. Alvarado-Peters 3/03
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