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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 ?
But I can't tell it even to you because I can't tell it well enough yet.
For Fanny (but I did not tell him this) is much too spirited and clever to suit him.
I think it is indeed, but I don't know what to tell you.
But you can tell me so much more about them than I can tell you, that why should I tire you with my accounts and descriptions?
I believe, sir, you are misinformed, and my wife assures me of the contrary, and that they abhor it; perhaps, for any further relations, they may not be so exact as we are; but she tells me never in the near relationship you speak of.
A friend of yours called to tell me he had seen Eustace--'
Let me tell you,' said I, 'whichever of the goddesses you may happen to be, that I am not staying here of my own accord, but must have offended the gods that live in heaven.
If you can snare him and hold him tight, he will tell you about your voyage, what courses you are to take, and how you are to sail the sea so as to reach your home.
Pick out, therefore, the three best men you have in your fleet, and I will tell you all the tricks that the old man will play you.
When I have caught forty fish," said he, "then I will tell people that I have caught fifty, and so 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.
cried Ripple, as she floated away on the breeze; "give a kindly word to the mother who waits on the shore, and tell her I have not forgotten my vow, but hope soon to see her again.
I can tell no more than my young sister Spring where you may find the Spirits that you seek; but I too, like her, will give a gift to aid you.
After some time the younger gentleman took an opportunity to tell me that the kindness he had for me had got vent in the family.
Upon serious consideration, for indeed now I began to consider things very seriously, and never till now; I say, upon serious consideration, I resolved to tell him of it first; and it was not long before I had an opportunity, for the very next day his brother went to London upon some business, and the family being out a-visiting, just as it had happened before, and as indeed was often the case, he came according to his custom, to spend an hour or two with Mrs.