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

synonyms for tells

  • 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 tells

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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 tells in a sentence

It is a lofty and richly-decorated pile of the fourteenth century; and tells of the labours and the wealth of a foreign land.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
My mother now tells me that she knew of this mistake, an error of the New York paper in copying the item from a Southern journal.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
I saw Cardinal de Giovenozzo this morning; and he tells me that Wharton has disappeared.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A verbal narrative has of course in itself nothing similar to the scenes and events of which it tells.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He tells me several men have already been shot whilst bathing but there is no use trying to stop it: they take the off chance.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Clodd tells us that one cubic inch of rotten stone contains 41 thousand million vegetable skeletons of diatoms.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I have called on him this morning and his wife tells me that he left for the North yesterday afternoon.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He not only repudiates the name “Jahveh,” but tells the official agents of Jahvism that their god is his devil.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
A friend of mine tells me that he smokes every day, at a cost of about sixpence a-week.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The first volume tells all about the gittin' up of the subscription and the sailin' of the wessel.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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