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Synonyms for tell

Synonyms for (noun) tell

Synonyms: Tell, William Tell Definition: 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)

Similar words: archer, bowman Definition: a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

Synonyms for (verb) tell

Synonyms: tell, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize Definition: mark as different Usage: We distinguish several kinds of maple

Similar words: identify, place Definition: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something Usage: She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster

Synonyms: tell Definition: discern or comprehend Usage: He could tell that she was unhappy

Similar words: guess, infer Definition: guess correctly; solve by guessing Usage: He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize

Synonyms: enjoin, say, order, tell Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Similar words: request Definition: ask (a person) to do something Usage: She asked him to be here at noon; I requested that she type the entire manuscript

Synonyms: tell Definition: let something be known Usage: Tell them that you will be late

Similar words: inform Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to Usage: I informed him of his rights

Synonyms: recite, recount, narrate, tell Definition: narrate or give a detailed account of Usage: Tell what happened; The father told a story to his child

Similar words: inform Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to Usage: I informed him of his rights

Synonyms: tell, evidence Definition: give evidence Usage: he was telling on all his former colleague

Similar words: inform Definition: act as an informer Usage: She had informed on her own parents for years

Synonyms: tell, say, state Definition: express in words Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse

Synonyms: tell, assure Definition: inform positively and with certainty and confidence Usage: I tell you that man is a crook!

Similar words: swan, swear, verify, affirm, assert, aver, avow Definition: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true Usage: Before God I swear I am innocent