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tell (n):
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)
tell (v):
mark as different
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We distinguish several kinds of maple
Related Words: differentiatedistinguish
tell (v):
discern or comprehend
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He could tell that she was unhappy
tell (v):
let something be known
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Tell them that you will be late
tell (v):
narrate or give a detailed account of
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Tell what happened.
The father told a story to his child

Related Words: narratereciterecount
tell (v):
give evidence
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he was telling on all his former colleague
Related Words: evidence
tell (v):
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
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I said to him to go home.
She ordered him to do the shopping.
The mother told the child to get dressed

Related Words: enjoinorder
tell (v):
express in words
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He said that he wanted to marry her.
tell me what is bothering you.
state your opinion.
state your name

Related Words: saystate
tell (v):
inform positively and with certainty and confidence
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I tell you that man is a crook!
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Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone

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People are usually ready to share in your happiness but not in your sadness


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