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Synonyms for telltɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tell, William Tell(verb)

    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)

  2. state, say, tell(verb)

    express in words

    Synonyms:
    enunciate, express, sound out, aver, recite, enounce, distinguish, recount, secern, state, say, narrate, evidence, suppose, submit, articulate, assure, put forward, posit, severalise, separate, pronounce, enjoin, severalize, secernate, allege, read, tell apart, differentiate, tell, order

  3. tell(verb)

    let something be known

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, recite, differentiate, say, recount, state, narrate, evidence, assure, severalise, enjoin, severalize, secernate, secern, tell apart, separate, order

  4. tell, narrate, recount, recite(verb)

    narrate or give a detailed account of

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, recite, itemise, differentiate, say, recount, tell, state, narrate, evidence, retell, assure, itemize, severalise, declaim, enjoin, severalize, secernate, secern, tell apart, separate, order, enumerate

  5. order, tell, enjoin, say(verb)

    give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, dictate, suppose, place, ordain, put, differentiate, read, pronounce, range, enjoin, enounce, enunciate, evidence, tell, regulate, state, assure, say, govern, severalize, arrange, separate, regularize, severalise, ordinate, regularise, grade, aver, articulate, secern, set up, allege, rank, consecrate, rate, recite, narrate, recount, sound out, prescribe, order, secernate

  6. tell(verb)

    discern or comprehend

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, recite, differentiate, say, recount, state, narrate, evidence, assure, severalise, enjoin, severalize, secernate, secern, tell apart, separate, order

  7. assure, tell(verb)

    inform positively and with certainty and confidence

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, ensure, reassure, state, say, severalize, recount, control, narrate, promise, enjoin, check, guarantee, secern, differentiate, severalise, separate, recite, ascertain, assure, secernate, see to it, distinguish, insure, tell, order, evidence, secure, see

  8. tell, evidence(verb)

    give evidence

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, demonstrate, recite, certify, differentiate, testify, say, recount, prove, tell, state, bear witness, narrate, evidence, assure, severalise, enjoin, severalize, secernate, secern, tell apart, separate, order, manifest, show, attest

  9. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)

    mark as different

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, classify, discriminate, spot, mark, differentiate, sort, signalise, enjoin, split up, key out, evidence, tell, break up, divide, come apart, single out, part, state, pick out, order, carve up, key, severalize, split, assure, speciate, separate, fall apart, severalise, furcate, dissever, signalize, assort, specialize, recount, class, identify, make out, specialise, branch, discern, secern, recognize, recite, name, disunite, recognise, narrate, describe, break, sort out, ramify, fork, discover, secernate, say

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tell

    To announce is to give intelligence of in some formal or public way. We may announce that which has occurred or that which is to occur, tho the word is chiefly used in the anticipative sense; we announce a book when it is in press, a guest when he arrives. We advertise our business, communicate our intentions, enunciate our views; we notify an individual, give notice to the public. Declare has often an authoritative force; to declare war is to cause war to be, where before there may have been only hostilities; we say declare war, proclaim peace. We propound a question or an argument, promulgate the views of a sect or party, or the decision of a court, etc. We report an interview, reveal a secret, herald the coming of some distinguished person or great event. Publish, in popular usage, is becoming closely restricted to the sense of issuing through the press; we announce a book that is to be published.

    Synonyms:
    advertise, announce, circulate, communicate, declare, enunciate, give notice (of), give out, herald, make known, notify, proclaim, promulgate, propound, publish, report, reveal, say, spread abroad, state

    Antonyms:
    bury, conceal, cover (up), hide, hush, keep back, keep secret, secrete, suppress, withhold

    Preposition:
    The event was announced to the family by telegraph.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    express, utter, speak, state, mention, communicate, publish, speak of, make mention of

  2. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    relate, recount, rehearse, narrate, describe, report, give an account of

  3. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    inform, teach, instruct, acquaint, apprise, make known to, explain to, disclose to, communicate to, make known to

  4. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disclose, reveal, divulge, confess, betray, acknowledge, own, declare, make known

  5. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    number, count, enumerate, compute, reckon, take an account of, run over, sum up, call over

  6. tell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discern, discover, make out, distinguish

  7. tell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    give account, make report

  8. tell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take effect, be effective, hit the nail on the head

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

say, mean, teii, saying, dis, inform, telling, said, know, explain, talk, announce, this, speak, told


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