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  • verbcommunicate
  • verbnarrate, describe
  • verbunderstand, discern
  • verbcarry weight
  • verbcalculate

synonyms for tell

  • advise
  • announce
  • confess
  • declare
  • disclose
  • explain
  • express
  • inform
  • instruct
  • mention
  • notify
  • order
  • report
  • reveal
  • say
  • speak
  • state
  • summon
  • acquaint
  • apprise
  • authorize
  • bid
  • command
  • direct
  • divulge
  • enjoin
  • impart
  • leak
  • level
  • proclaim
  • recite
  • represent
  • require
  • utter
  • break the news
  • call upon
  • clue in
  • fill in
  • give facts
  • give out
  • keep posted
  • lay open
  • leave word
  • let in on
  • let know
  • let slip
  • make known
  • open up
  • put before
  • reel off
  • spit it out
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antonyms for tell

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  • ask
  • be quiet
  • conceal
  • deny
  • disavow
  • hide
  • keep secret
  • question
  • secrete
  • suppress
  • withhold
  • deceive
  • keep
  • mislead
  • estimate
  • figure
  • guess
  • listen
  • misunderstand
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How to use tell in a sentence

One of the topics I discussed was self-talk, which in the endurance world is basically the idea that telling yourself “You can do this!”
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When confronted by PG&E investigators, Huggins told the investigators he had paid the $16,750 bill in cash, which he happened to have on hand in his house.
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Her grandson later reached out to Botros to thank him personally — and told him that the woman called all of her friends and urged them to get their shots, too.
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The agents were telling him that they could lock him up for the rest of his life.
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I feel his silence gives her permission to be unkind and tells me that I don't matter to him.
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When Blount told us about her challenge, we thought, Now that’s something we can get behind.
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If you had told me then that one day we would have 40,000 people at PrideFest, I’d have laughed.
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Paulson told the Blade at the time the earlier building was under consideration that the nonprofit theater company did not have the financial resources to include 100 or more indoor or onsite parking spaces.
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If we want America to fully live up to its ideas, we have to tell an unapologetic interpretation of American history, told from those who were on the ground to experience it.
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To tell his story, I would have to revise the story I told about myself.
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WORDS RELATED TO TELL

  • accustom
  • advise
  • apprise
  • bring out
  • clue
  • come out with
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • enlighten
  • familiarize
  • fill in
  • fix up
  • get-together
  • habituate
  • inform
  • intro
  • introduce
  • knock down
  • let know
  • make familiar
  • notify
  • post
  • present
  • reveal
  • tell
  • warn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.