State, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stated; p. pr. & vb. n. Stating.]
1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.]
I myself, though meanest stated,
And in court now almost hated. --Wither.
Who calls the council, states the certain day. --Pope.
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.
To state it. To assume state or dignity. [Obs.] “Rarely dressed up, and taught to state it.” --Beau. & Fl.
Stat·ing n. The act of one who states anything; statement; as, the statingof one's opinions.