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    tell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tell

    Definition
    (noun) a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    Synonyms : william tell
    Definition
    (verb) express in words
    Synonyms : say , state
    Example Sentence
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
    Definition
    (verb) let something be known
    Example Sentence
    • Tell them that you will be late
    Definition
    (verb) narrate or give a detailed account of
    Synonyms : narrate , recite , recount
    Example Sentence
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child
    Definition
    (verb) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    Synonyms : enjoin , order , say
    Example Sentence
    • I said to him to go home
    • She ordered him to do the shopping
    • The mother told the child to get dressed
    Definition
    (verb) discern or comprehend
    Example Sentence
    • He could tell that she was unhappy
    Definition
    (verb) inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    Synonyms : assure
    Example Sentence
    • I tell you that man is a crook!
    Definition
    (verb) give evidence
    Synonyms : evidence
    Example Sentence
    • he was telling on all his former colleague
    Definition
    (verb) mark as different
    Example Sentence
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
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