statement


statement
noun
1 something that you say or write
ADJECTIVE
brief, short

Saunder's lawyer made a brief statement to the press outside the court.

bald, blunt, flat

His bald statement that he'd resigned concealed his anxiety about the situation.

comprehensive, definitive, detailed, full
explicit

An explicit statement of objectives is vital before the project begins.

clear, simple
bold, firm, positive, strong
explanatory
false, inaccurate, misleading
sweeping

She made one of her sweeping statements about foreigners.

joint

The two heads of state issued a joint statement.

formal, government, official, press, public
political

They decided to make a political statement by refusing to vote.

oral, signed, sworn, written
witness (esp. BrE)

He made a witness statement to the police.

policy
mission, vision

The company needed a mission statement describing its core values.

fashion (figurative)

He was making a fashion statement by wearing a pink suit.

VERB + STATEMENT
issue, put out, release
give, make

He admitted giving a false statement to the police.

read

She read a statement to reporters yesterday.

take

The police will take a statement from each of you.

retract, withdraw
contradict
deny
STATEMENT + VERB
condemn

a statement condemning the death penalty

PREPOSITION
in a/the statement

In a statement released today, the Department of Health said … 

statement about

The clothes you wear are a statement about yourself.

statement on

a statement on human rights

statement on behalf of

She put out a statement on behalf of the Government.

statement to

a recent statement to the press

2 financial record
ADJECTIVE
bank, credit-card, tax (AmE)
financial, income (AmE), trading (BrE)
VERB + STATEMENT
prepare
publish

The issuing banks published financial statements.

file

He filed false statements with the SEC.


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