Another word for said.
Until you start writing it and realise you use the word ‘said’ often, do you begin to think can I say this in another way.
Here are some other words you can use to replace the word ‘said’
acknowledged, begged, called, decided, explained, groaned, implied, laughed, quoted, signed, vowed, warned.
Also check out this link to some more great words you can use to substitute ‘said’.