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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stat·ing n. The act of one who states anything; statement; as, the statingof one's opinions.