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1. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] let something be known.

Synonyms

  • reveal
  • betoken
  • give
  • disclose
  • pass on
  • announce
  • leave
  • annunciate
  • herald
  • unwrap
  • foretell
  • discover
  • give away
  • digress
  • harbinger
  • publicize
  • spill
  • restate
  • air
  • bring out
  • publicise
  • propagandise
  • ingeminate
  • let out
  • expose
  • iterate
  • impart
  • divagate
  • talk
  • divulge
  • bare
  • stray
  • inform
  • repeat
  • let on
  • indicate
  • bespeak
  • signal
  • wander
  • reiterate
  • retell
  • propagandize
  • break

Antonyms

  • take
  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

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2. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] express in words.

Synonyms

  • answer
  • articulate
  • enunciate
  • give
  • express
  • announce
  • introduce
  • sum
  • give tongue to
  • observe
  • present
  • respond
  • verbalize
  • lay out
  • sum up
  • vocalize
  • verbalise
  • summarise
  • remark
  • say
  • represent
  • reply
  • add
  • precede
  • misstate
  • utter
  • append
  • state
  • supply
  • note
  • preface
  • mention
  • summarize
  • premise
  • explain
  • vocalise
  • declare

Antonyms

  • shrink
  • recede
  • stay in place
  • enter

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

3. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] narrate or give a detailed account of.

Synonyms

  • recount
  • rhapsodize
  • rhapsodise
  • recite
  • relate
  • yarn
  • inform
  • crack

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • explode
  • stay
  • stand still

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

4. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.

Synonyms

  • enjoin
  • order
  • direct
  • instruct
  • command
  • warn
  • request
  • send for
  • say
  • call

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • keep quiet
  • hide
  • deny

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

5. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] discern or comprehend.

Synonyms

  • guess

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

6. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] inform positively and with certainty and confidence.

Synonyms

  • affirm
  • assert
  • avow
  • aver
  • assure
  • swear
  • swan

Antonyms

  • pull in
  • be born
  • log in
  • dock

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

7. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] give evidence.

Synonyms

  • inform

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

8. tell

verb. ['ˈtɛl'] mark as different.

Synonyms

  • dissociate
  • tell apart
  • label
  • individualise
  • contrast
  • severalize
  • know
  • decouple
  • demarcate
  • know apart
  • compare
  • place
  • identify
  • distinguish
  • secern
  • single out
  • stratify
  • individualize
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • separate
  • contradistinguish
  • discriminate
  • secernate

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • تل (Arabic)

9. Tell

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).

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