Definition of Tell


  • 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)
    - william tell


  • mark as different
    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
    - secernate - severalize - severalise - tell apart
  • give evidence
    "he was telling on all his former colleague"
  • inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    "I tell you that man is a crook!"
  • discern or comprehend
    "He could tell that she was unhappy"
  • 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"
  • narrate or give a detailed account of
    "Tell what happened"
    "The father told a story to his child"
  • let something be known
    "Tell them that you will be late"
  • express in words
    "He said that he wanted to marry her"
    "tell me what is bothering you"
    "state your opinion"
    "state your name"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tell

8 unscramble word found using the letters tell.

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