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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Utter \Ut"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out,
AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See
Out, and cf. Utter, a.]
1. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.]
How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud,
And utter his tender head. --Spenser.
2. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.]
Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law
Is death to any he that utters them. --Shak.
They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the
name of Newfoundland fish. --Abp. Abbot.
3. hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as
currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used,
specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins,
forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter
coin or bank notes.
The whole kingdom should continue in a firm
resolution never to receive or utter this fatal
4. To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to
speak; to pronounce. "Sweet as from blest, uttering joy."
The words I utter
Let none think flattery, for they 'll find 'em
And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
pronounce. See Deliver.
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