Words to be used in place of ‘said’

admired

admitted

answered

asked

barked

blurted

caterwauled

chimed in

commented

confessed

confirmed

cried

declared

declaimed

denounced

exclaimed

fired back

grit out

groused

growled

gurgled

hedged

huffed

insisted

interjected

jested

lamented

moaned

mumbled

murmured

muttered

nagged

noted

observed

offered

ordered

panted

posited

proclaimed

proffered

prompted

proposed

provided

queried

quipped

rambled

roared

rumbled

shouted

sighed

snapped

snarked

snarled

sniffed

stammered

stated

stuttered

taunted

teased

urged

volunteered

whined

whispered

yammered

yelled

yelped

yowled

This is just what the crew could come up with in a quick brainstorming session, but this list is not exhaustive by any means!