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Definition of tell
- Tell 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) [syn: {William Tell}] v
- Express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" [syn: {state}, {say}]
- Let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
- Narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child" [syn: {narrate}, {recount}, {recite}]
- 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" [syn: {order}, {enjoin}, {say}]
- Discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"
- Inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!" [syn: {assure}]
- Give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague" [syn: {evidence}]
- Mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple" [syn: {distinguish}, {separate}, {differentiate}, {secern}, {secernate}, {severalize}, {severalise}, {tell apart}]
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