Synonyms for States:

n.

ranks (noun)
Scales, degrees, ranges, grades, steps, footings, stages, marks, terms, ranks.
regions (noun)
regions, realms, Municipalities, empires, cantons, towns, kingdoms, Neighborhoods, commonweals, beats, parcels, Colonies, plots, sectors, places, earldoms, Countries, fields, lots, zones, dukedoms, precincts, Cities, Shires, districts, ridings, divisions, tracts, provinces, Counties, nations, bailiwicks, circuits, boroughs, quarters, Territories, localities, Duchies, Areas, domains.
situations (noun)
positions, modes, layouts, situations, Environments, standings, locations, dispositions, configurations, scenes, placements, Stations, ambiences, arrangements, formations, aspects, modalities, statuses, conditions, Qualities, spots, Properties, sites, circumstances, Styles, posts.

v.

affirms (verb)
asserts, sustains, accepts, corroborates, declares, avouches, attests, ratifies, propounds, acknowledges, testifies, certifies, assures, approves, contends, admits, pledges, sets down, submits, proclaims, adjures, expresses, professes, endorses, claims, warrants, promises, validates, verifies, pronounces, affirms, maintains, supports, avers.
evinces (verb)
betokens, Manifests, documents, determines, connotes, exemplifies, establishes, indicates, confirms, evinces, observes, proves, substantiates, adduces, demonstrates, exhibits, witnesses, illustrates, authenticates, deposes, vouches.
reports (verb)
Records, tables, narrates, tells, recounts, journalizes, logs, chronicles, reports, portrays, accounts, describes, retells, summarizes.

Usage examples for states

  1. " I thought Archelaus had gone West in the States if he were still alive at all. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. I am sorry about seven or eight people in England, and one or two in the States – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  3. He tried his best to keep Germany from driving the United States into the war. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman