The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
State \State\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stated; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.]
I myself, though meanest stated,
And in court now almost hated. --Wither.
Who calls the council, states the certain day.
2. To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in
gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite;
as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.
To state it. To assume state or dignity. [Obs.] "Rarely
dressed up, and taught to state it." --Beau. & Fl.