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It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.
Matthew Henry

Meaning of "unsay" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNSAY

unsay  [ʌnˈseɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNSAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unsay is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb unsay in English.

WHAT DOES UNSAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Revocation

Revocation is the act of recall or annulment. It is the reversal of an act, the recalling of a grant or privilege, or the making void of some deed previously existing. A temporary revocation of a grant or privilege is called a suspension....

Definition of unsay in the English dictionary

The definition of unsay in the dictionary is to retract or withdraw.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UNSAY

PRESENT

Present
I unsay
you unsay
he/she/it unsays
we unsay
you unsay
they unsay
Present continuous
I am unsaying
you are unsaying
he/she/it is unsaying
we are unsaying
you are unsaying
they are unsaying
Present perfect
I have unsaid
you have unsaid
he/she/it has unsaid
we have unsaid
you have unsaid
they have unsaid
Present perfect continuous
I have been unsaying
you have been unsaying
he/she/it has been unsaying
we have been unsaying
you have been unsaying
they have been unsaying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I unsaid
you unsaid
he/she/it unsaid
we unsaid
you unsaid
they unsaid
Past continuous
I was unsaying
you were unsaying
he/she/it was unsaying
we were unsaying
you were unsaying
they were unsaying
Past perfect
I had unsaid
you had unsaid
he/she/it had unsaid
we had unsaid
you had unsaid
they had unsaid
Past perfect continuous
I had been unsaying
you had been unsaying
he/she/it had been unsaying
we had been unsaying
you had been unsaying
they had been unsaying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will unsay
you will unsay
he/she/it will unsay
we will unsay
you will unsay
they will unsay
Future continuous
I will be unsaying
you will be unsaying
he/she/it will be unsaying
we will be unsaying
you will be unsaying
they will be unsaying
Future perfect
I will have unsaid
you will have unsaid
he/she/it will have unsaid
we will have unsaid
you will have unsaid
they will have unsaid
Future perfect continuous
I will have been unsaying
you will have been unsaying
he/she/it will have been unsaying
we will have been unsaying
you will have been unsaying
they will have been unsaying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would unsay
you would unsay
he/she/it would unsay
we would unsay
you would unsay
they would unsay
Conditional continuous
I would be unsaying
you would be unsaying
he/she/it would be unsaying
we would be unsaying
you would be unsaying
they would be unsaying
Conditional perfect
I would have unsay
you would have unsay
he/she/it would have unsay
we would have unsay
you would have unsay
they would have unsay
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been unsaying
you would have been unsaying
he/she/it would have been unsaying
we would have been unsaying
you would have been unsaying
they would have been unsaying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you unsay
we let´s unsay
you unsay
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to unsay
Past participle
unsaid
Present Participle
unsaying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNSAY


assay
əˈseɪ
bioassay
ˌbaɪəʊəˈseɪ
daresay
ˌdɛəˈseɪ
foresay
fɔːˈseɪ
forsay
fɔːˈseɪ
gainsay
ɡeɪnˈseɪ
issei
iːˈseɪ
misassay
ˌmɪsəˈseɪ
missay
ˌmɪsˈseɪ
outsay
ˌaʊtˈseɪ
passee
pæˈseɪ
resay
riːˈseɪ
undersay
ˌʌndəˈseɪ
Yenisei
ˌjɛnɪˈseɪ
Yenisey
ˌjenɪˈseɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNSAY

unsatiable
unsating
unsatirical
unsatisfaction
unsatisfactory
unsatisfiable
unsatisfied
unsatisfiedness
unsatisfying
unsaturate
unsaturated
unsaturation
unsaved
unsavorily
unsavoriness
unsavourily
unsavouriness
unsavoury
unsawn
unsayable

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNSAY

Colonsay
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
essay
hearsay
I dare say
I daresay
immunoassay
James Andrew Broun Ramsay
Lindsay
Lyndsay
naysay
not to say
Pasay
Quai d´Orsay
radioimmunoassay
Ramsay
Rothesay
soothsay
strange to say
that is to say

Synonyms and antonyms of unsay in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «unsay» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNSAY

Find out the translation of unsay to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unsay from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unsay» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

unsay
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

unsay
570 millions of speakers

English

unsay
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

unsay
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

unsay
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

unsay
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unsay
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রত্যাহার করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Unsay
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungesagt machen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

unsay
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

unsay
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không giư lời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூறினதைத் திரும்பப் பெறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निरुपयोगी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sözünü geri almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

negare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

unsay
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

unsay
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unsay
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

unsay
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

herroepen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unsay
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usagt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unsay

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSAY»

The term «unsay» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.735 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unsay

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QUOTES WITH «UNSAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unsay.
1
Matthew Henry
It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNSAY»

Discover the use of unsay in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unsay and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
To UNSAY, v. a. To retract ; to recant ; to deny what has been said.— Call you me fair ? that fair again unsay. Sbak. — Say and unsay, feign, flatter, or abjure. Milton . — To say, and strait unsay. Milt. — There is nothing said there, which you may ...
‎1816
2
Hadassah: sketches in Palestine; or Jews, Christians, and ...
Then unsay those awful words again," said the young Jewess ; " make not the Messiah of Israel to be one who expired upon the cross." " I cannot unsay them," replied her cousin ; "I dare, not ; I would, not." " Then tell me not thou hast not, left  ...
Sarah Smith Jones, 1860
3
Delphi Works of Ford Madox Ford (Illustrated)
'Unsay! unsay!' Shesaid,'Ah!' and recoiled before him with an obdurateand calm repulsion. 'Getye gone, all youminions and hounds,' hecried. And running inupon themhe assailed them with hugeblows lamentably,so they fled up the stepsand ...
Ford Madox Ford, 2013
4
Morphology and Lexical Semantics
First, only dis- attaches to stative verbs, and for the most part it is the only negative affix compatible with simple activity verbs (unlearn and unsay are the only examples from the CELEX lexical database that fit into this category, and they strike ...
Rochelle Lieber, 2004
5
Delphi Complete Works of Ford Madox Ford (Illustrated)
'Unsay! unsay!' Shesaid,'Ah!' and recoiled before him with an obdurateand calm repulsion. 'Getye gone, all youminions and hounds,' hecried. And running inupon themhe assailed them with hugeblows lamentably,so they fled up the stepsand ...
Ford Madox Ford, 2013
6
Chinua Achebe
But our people have said that a man of worth never gets up to unsay what he said yesterday. I received your friends in my house and I am not going to deny it.' I thought to myself: You do not belong to this age, old man. Men of worth nowadays ...
Catherine Lynette Innes, 1992
7
The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: With ...
Whatever Percy then said may reasonably die and never rise to impeach what he then said, so he unsay it now." This is the exact fense, or rather nonsense, which the passage makes in the present reading. It mould, there' fore, without ...
William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, 1778
8
The Plays: Of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes, with ...
nably die and never rise to nuhy, yet he doth deny hit prisoners, " impeach 'what he then said, so but nxith proviso, &C implying, " he unsay it now." This is " you are mistaken in saying, the exact sense, or rather non- " jee he noiu unsays it.
William Shakespeare, 1765
9
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and ...
What- " ever Percy then said may reaso- " nably die and never rise to " impeach - what he thensa:d, so " he unsay it now.'" This is the exact sense, or rather nonsense, which the passage makes in the present reading. It should therefore, without ...
William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, 1765
10
Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed
The text seems to suggest a link between the one who imagines this world into being and the possibility that he may efface that very world: 'Back unsay better worse by no stretch more . . . Ooze back try worsen blanks. Those then when nohow ...
Jonathan Boulter, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNSAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unsay is used in the context of the following news items.
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John Douglas tries to unsay what never should have been uttered
The average person has a tiny little editor lodged in his or her skull, whose job it is to slam the door shut on secret thoughts that shouldn't be given a voice. Ever. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
2
SONA2015: Unsay angayan pang' buhaton ni Pres. Aquino
DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
3
Mangudadatu on Andal Ampatuan Sr.: May he rest in peace
Andal Sr., sons Andal "Unsay" Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy, and more than 100 others have since been charged with murder in connection with the massacre. —With ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
4
Datu Unsay visits comatose Ampatuan patriarch
MANILA - A tearful Datu Unsay Ampatuan visited his father, former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr, on Tuesday after the patriarch slipped into a ... «ABS CBN News, Jul 15»
5
Public school teachers in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao study Arabic …
DATU UNSAY, Maguindanao - Mentors in the morning, students in the afternoon. These best describe the teachers of a public school in Datu Unsay in ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
6
Datu Unsay teachers learn Arabic
DATU UNSAY, Maguindanao (MindaNews/14 July) — They teach at daytime, but after classes in the afternoon they themselves would take on the role of ... «Minda News, Jul 15»
7
2 soldiers killed in BIFF attack
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Bandits on Monday killed two unarmed soldiers helping build a school for Moro children in Datu Unsay town, sparking ... «Philippine Star, Jun 15»
8
Unsay pasabot sa 'ayaw'g puli-puli'?
DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and ... «Sun.Star, May 15»
9
Son of slain gov't official defends Mangudadatu
Archie Ansare Amelista, whose father, Alfredo, was killed in Sharif Aguak last year, said there is no truth to insinuations by the Datu Unsay's absentee Mayor ... «Philippine Star, Apr 15»
10
Datu Unsay mayor wants Cotabato Judge probed for alleged …
DATU Unsay Mayor Bai Reshal Santiago Ampatuan has asked Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez to investigate a Cotabato Judge for alleged meddling in ... «Inquirer.net, Apr 15»

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