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Tell

noun (n)

  • 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) (noun.person)
    Synonym: william tell
    source: wordnet30
  • That which is told; tale; account. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A hill or mound. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • express in words (verb.communication)
    Synonym: say, state
    Example:
    Tell me what is bothering you.
    source: wordnet30
  • let something be known (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Tell them that you will be late.
    source: wordnet30
  • narrate or give a detailed account of (verb.communication)
    Synonym: narrate, recite, recount
    Example:
    Tell what happened.
    source: wordnet30
  • give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (verb.communication)
    Synonym: enjoin, order, say
    source: wordnet30
  • discern or comprehend (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    He could tell that she was unhappy.
    source: wordnet30
  • inform positively and with certainty and confidence (verb.communication)
    Synonym: assure
    Example:
    I tell you that man is a crook!.
    source: wordnet30
  • give evidence (verb.communication)
    Synonym: evidence
    Example:
    He was telling on all his former colleague.
    source: wordnet30
  • mark as different (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To give an account; to make report. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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