Dictionary Results for tell

1. 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)

Synonym(s): Tell, William_Tell

2. tell - verb

· express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

Synonym(s): state, say

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to

3. tell - verb

· let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

Hypernym(s): inform

4. tell - verb

· narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

Synonym(s): narrate, recount, recite

Hypernym(s): inform

5. tell - verb

· give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

Synonym(s): order, enjoin, say

Hypernym(s): request

6. tell - verb

· discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"

Hypernym(s): guess, infer

7. tell - verb

· inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

Synonym(s): assure

Hypernym(s): affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

8. tell - verb

· give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"

Synonym(s): evidence

Hypernym(s): inform

9. tell - verb

· mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Synonym(s): distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell_apart

Hypernym(s): identify, place

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