Definitions of Tell:
  • noun:   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)
  • verb:   discern or comprehend
    Example: "He could tell that she was unhappy"
  • verb:   let something be known
    Example: "Tell them that you will be late"
  • verb:   narrate or give a detailed account of
    Example: "Tell what happened"
  • verb:   give evidence
    Example: "He was telling on all his former colleague"
  • verb:   give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  • verb:   inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    Example: "I tell you that man is a crook!"
  • verb:   express in words
    Example: "Tell me what is bothering you"
  • verb:   mark as different
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19930)

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