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tell as in 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)"

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  • Tell a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; express in words; let something be known; narrate or give a detailed account of; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; discern or comprehend; inform positively and with certainty and confidence; give evidence; mark as different
  • William Tell a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer
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tell as in express in words
  • "He said that he wanted to marry her"
  • "tell me what is bothering you"
  • "state your opinion"
  • "state your name"

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  • state express in words; put before; indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; the way something is with respect to its main attributes; the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; a politically organized body of people under a single government; (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); a state of depression or agitation; the territory occupied by a nation; the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
  • say the chance to speak; express in words; report or maintain; express a supposition; have or contain a certain wording or form; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; communicate or express nonverbally; utter aloud; state as one's opinion or judgement; recite or repeat a fixed text; indicate
tell as in let something be known
  • "Tell them that you will be late"
tell as in narrate or give a detailed account of
  • "Tell what happened"
  • "The father told a story to his child"

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  • narrate provide commentary for a film, for example ; narrate or give a detailed account of
  • recount an additional (usually a second) count; narrate or give a detailed account of; count again
  • recite recite in elocution ; repeat aloud from memory; render verbally; narrate or give a detailed account of; specify individually
tell as in 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"

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  • order give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; make a request for something; issue commands or orders for ; bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; bring order to or into; place in a certain order; appoint to a clerical posts; arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; assign a rank or rating to; (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; established customary state (especially of society); logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; a condition of regular or proper arrangement; a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; a formal association of people with similar interests; a body of rules followed by an assembly ; (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; a group of person living under a religious rule; (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families ; a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans ; the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
  • enjoin issue an injunction ; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  • say the chance to speak; express in words; report or maintain; express a supposition; have or contain a certain wording or form; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; communicate or express nonverbally; utter aloud; state as one's opinion or judgement; recite or repeat a fixed text; indicate
tell as in discern or comprehend
  • "He could tell that she was unhappy"
tell as in inform positively and with certainty and confidence
  • "I tell you that man is a crook!"

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  • assure make certain of; inform positively and with certainty and confidence; assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; be careful or certain to do something; cause to feel sure; make a promise or commitment
tell as in give evidence
  • "he was telling on all his former colleague"

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  • evidence your basis for belief or disbelief; an indication that makes something evident; (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved ; provide evidence for; provide evidence for; give evidence
tell as in mark as different
  • "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

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  • distinguish mark as different; detect with the senses; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; make conspicuous or noteworthy ; identify as in botany or biology, for example
  • separate a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication ; a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments ; independent; standing apart; separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; have the connection undone; act as a barrier between; force, take, or pull apart; mark as different; separate into parts or portions; divide into components or constituents; arrange or order by classes or categories; make a division or separation ; discontinue an association or relation; go one's own way; become separated into pieces or fragments; treat differently on the basis of sex or race ; come apart; divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
  • differentiate mark as different; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; calculate a derivative; become different during development; evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment ; become distinct and acquire a different character
  • secern mark as different
  • secernate mark as different
  • severalize distinguish or separate ; mark as different
  • severalise distinguish or separate ; mark as different
  • tell apart detect with the senses; mark as different

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