make a statement

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make a statement

1. To create, indicate, or communicate a certain kind of impression, idea, or mood. I chose such loud, clashing colors because I want the exhibit to really make a statement about the chaos of commercialism. Your outfit makes a statement about you to a potential employer before you have the chance to utter a single word.
2. To give one's formal account of events to police or investigators. As a matter of procedure, you'll be asked to come down to the station and make a statement about the robbery.
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make a statement

Create a certain impression; communicate an idea or mood without using words. For example, The furnishings here make a statement about the company. [Mid-1900s]
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The President has further stated that no one should make statements that would endanger the future of the Motherland as well as the nation to achieve narrow political gains.
THE right of people affected by crime to make statements in court about its impact on them may be extended, it was revealed today.
First, he doesn't make statements attacking Israel (as, say, a politician of one party would attack another party), he makes statements about wanting Israel wiped off the face of the earth.
One of his purposes was to "discredit from within," that is, make statements and conduct himself in a way that would bring religious and political opponents of the ruling socialists into disrepute.