The Word is:”tell”


verb: tell; 3rd person present: tells; past tense: told; past participle: told; gerund or present participle: telling

1. communicate information to someone in spoken or written words.
“I told her you were coming”

synonyms: inform, let know, notify, apprise, make aware, mention something to, acquaint with,
advise, put in the picture, brief, fill in, break the news to; alert, warn, forewarn;
informalclue in
“why didn’t you tell me about this before?”

  • speak, utter, say, voice, state, declare;
    communicate, make known, impart, divulge, announce, proclaim, broadcast;
    relate, recount, narrate, give an account of, set forth, unfold, retail, report, chronicle, recite, rehearse, describe, portray, sketch, delineate, depict, paint, weave, spin
    “I hope you are telling the truth”
  • order or advise someone to do something.
    “tell him to go away”

    synonyms: instruct, order, give orders, command, direct, charge, enjoin, call on, require;

    literary bid
    “Corbett told him to leave”

  • relate (a story).
    “he tried to make the children laugh by telling jokes”
  • reveal (information) to someone in a non-verbal way.
    “the figures tell a different story”

    synonyms: reveal, show, be/give evidence of, disclose, indicate, convey, signify; display, exhibit

    “the figures tell a different story”

  • divulge confidential or private information.
    “promise you won’t tell”

    synonyms: give the game away, talk, tell tales, open one’s mouth, tattle; informal spill the
    beans, let the cat out of the bag, blab;
    informal blow the gaff
    “promise you won’t tell?”
  • 2. decide or determine correctly or with certainty.
    “you can tell they’re in love”

    synonyms: ascertain, decide, determine, work out, make out, deduce, discern, perceive, see,
    identify, recognize, understand, comprehend; be sure, be certain;
    informal figure out, get a fix on;
    informal suss out
    “it was hard to tell what he was thinking”

  • perceive (the difference between one person or thing and another).
    “I can’t tell the difference between margarine and butter”
    synonyms: distinguish, differentiate, tell apart, discriminate
    “he didn’t look as if he could tell a Renoir from a Renault”
  • 3. (of an experience or period of time) have a noticeable, typically harmful, effect on someone.
    “the strain of supporting the family was beginning to tell on him”
    synonyms: take its toll on, leave its mark on, have an adverse effect on, affect
    “the strain of supporting the family was beginning to tell on him”
    (of a particular factor) play a part in the success or otherwise of someone or something.
    “lack of fitness told against him on his first run of the season”
    4. archaic
    count (the members of a group).
    “the shepherd had told all his sheep”

    noun: tell; plural noun: tells

    1. (especially in poker) an unconscious action that is thought to betray an attempted deception

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