statement Definition

  • 1a definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing
  • 2an official or formal report or declaration

Using statement: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "statement" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

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    She made a statement to the police about the accident.

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    His statement was met with skepticism by the audience.

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    The artist's work is a statement on the current state of society.

statement Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using statement

  • to do something that expresses one's beliefs or opinions in a bold or noticeable way


    By wearing a bright red dress to the event, she was making a statement.

  • read between the lines (of a statement)

    to understand the hidden or implied meaning behind what someone says or writes


    Her statement seemed innocent enough, but I could read between the lines and tell she was upset.

  • stick to one's statement

    to maintain that what one has said is true, even when challenged or questioned


    Under cross-examination, the witness stuck to her statement despite aggressive questioning.

Phrases with statement

  • a record of financial activities and transactions of a business, individual, or organization


    The accountant prepared the financial statement for the company.

  • a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual


    The mission statement of the charity emphasized their commitment to helping those in need.

  • a written or oral account of an event given by someone who witnessed it


    The police took witness statements from those who saw the accident.

Origins of statement

from Old French 'estatment', meaning 'a message'


Summary: statement in Brief

A 'statement' [ˈsteɪtmənt] is a clear expression of something in speech or writing. It can be an official report or declaration, as in 'The company issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.' 'Statement' extends into phrases like 'financial statement,' and idioms like 'make a statement,' denoting bold self-expression, and 'read between the lines,' implying hidden meaning.

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