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    • 1. a definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing: "do you agree with this statement?"
  2. something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion: The government is expected to issue a statement about the investigation to the press. He produced a signed statement from the prisoner. He threw paint over the fur coats because he wanted to make a statement about cruelty to animals.

  3. [countable] a formal or official account of facts or opinions synonym declaration. a joint/a written/an official statement. A government spokesperson made a statement to the press. The court heard witness statements from several people. The prosecution delivered a brilliant opening statement.

  4. A statement is a sentence that says something is true, like "Pizza is delicious." There are other kinds of statements in the worlds of the law, banking, and government. All statements claim something or make a point.

  5. 6 days ago · A statement is something that you say or write which gives information in a formal or definite way. Andrew now disowns that statement, saying he was depressed when he made it. 'Things are moving ahead.'–. I found that statement vague and unclear. Synonyms: announcement, declaration, communication, explanation More Synonyms of statement.

  6. something that someone says or writes officially: The prime minister is expected to make a statement later today. Fewer examples. His statement to the police was rambling and incoherent. The Prime Minister is due to make a public statement later today. The statement seems to be at variance with government policy.

  7. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English state‧ment1 /ˈsteɪtmənt/ S2 W1 noun 1 [ countable] something you say or write, especially publicly or officially, to let people know your intentions or opinions, or to record facts In an official statement, she formally announced her resignation. statement on/about the prime minister’s recent s...

  8. noun. /ˈsteɪtmənt/ [countable] something that you say or write that gives information or an opinion Are the following statements true or false? Your statement is misleading. Is that a statement or a question? The play makes a strong political statement. see fashion statement. Questions about grammar and vocabulary?

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