2 / steIt; stet/ v
[Tn, Tf, Tw] express (sth) in spoken or written words, esp carefully, fully and clearly 陈述或说明（某事）（尤指仔细﹑ 详尽而明确地）: state one's views 说明自己的见解 * state the obvious, ie obvious facts, etc 陈述明显的事实 * He stated positively that he had never seen the man. 他肯定地说他从未见过那个男子. * The document clearly states what is being planned. 这份文件把计画内容交代得清清楚楚.
[Tn usu passive 通常用於被动语态] arrange, fix, or announce (sth) in advance; specify 预先安排﹑ 定下或宣布（某事）; 规定; 确定: at stated times/intervals 在规定的时间[间隔时间] * You must work the hours stated. 你必须按规定的时间工作.
> statement n
1 [U] (fml 文) stating sth or expressing sth in words 陈述; 叙述; 说明: Clearness of statement is more important than beauty of language. 表述清晰比用辞优美更重要.
2 [C] thing that is stated 表达的内容: The president made a statement of his aims. 总统提出了他的目标. * (fig 比喻) The artist regards his painting as a political statement. 那个画家用作品表达自己的政治观点.
3 [C] formal account of facts, views, problems, etc; report 声明; 报告: issue a statement 发表声明 * The police asked the man to make a statement, ie a written account of facts concerning an alleged crime, used in court if legal action follows. 警方要那男子写一份供词.
4 [C] = bank statement (bank): My bank sends me monthly statements. 银行按月把结算单寄给我.