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Synonyms for Tell

inform

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reveal

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have or take effect

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assure

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tell on someone

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  • inform on
  • shop
  • give someone away
  • denounce
  • split on
  • grass on
  • sell someone out
  • stab someone in the back
  • tell tales on

tell someone off

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tell something apart

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  • differentiate between
  • distinguish between
  • discriminate between
  • make a distinction between
  • separate
  • set apart

Synonyms for Tell

to give a verbal account of

to recognize as being different

to note (items) one by one so as to get a total

tell off: to reprimand loudly or harshly

Synonyms for Tell

a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer

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narrate or give a detailed account of

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

discern or comprehend

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inform positively and with certainty and confidence

References in classic literature ?
Miss Mary Jane, I'll tell you what we'll do, and you won't have to stay at Mr.
Dis is what is gwine to happen, I's gwine as straight to yo' uncle as I kin walk, en tell him every las' thing I knows 'bout you.
So the Princess stayed with him, and said to the old man, 'Go back to the castle and tell my parents that I am staying here.
I know I would if I were free, only I don't want to be free My dear, this quite upset me, and I feel I cannot write of happiness just at once, after telling you of it,and I don't wish to tell of the number Three until it can be all happy.
Would that I were son to one who had grown old upon his own estates, for, since you ask me, there is no more ill-starred man under heaven than he who they tell me is my father.
But when the wandering Spirit came to her, and asked for what she sought, this season, like the others, could not tell her where to go; so, giving her a yellow leaf, Autumn said, as she passed on,--
You will be nearly sure to meet one or two old rod-men, sipping their toddy there, and they will tell you enough fishy stories, in half an hour, to give you indigestion for a month.
Well," she said, "I want to know now why, after keeping silent all this time, you thought it best to tell me the truth this afternoon?
Of course, Penelope," he said, "I don't expect you to tell me anything which you feel that you oughtn't to.
I may have been more or less successful--Aynesworth can tell you that, too.
I will tell you by-and-by what the reason is," she said.
At first it asks only for stories, then it asks for history for its own sake, and for poetry for its own sake; history, I mean, for the knowledge it gives us of the past; poetry for joy in the beautiful words, and not merely for the stories they tell.
Because the evening is the nicest time to tell things in.
I sha'n't tell you just yet--not till I see if I can bring the thing about.
Tell her I am on my way to the station, to leave for San Francisco, where I shall join that Alaska moose-hunting expedition.