To state it
State State, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stating}.] 1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.] [1913 Webster]

I myself, though meanest stated, And in court now almost hated. --Wither. [1913 Webster]

Who calls the council, states the certain day. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To state it}. To assume state or dignity. [Obs.] ``Rarely dressed up, and taught to state it.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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