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Another word for tell

  1. To give a verbal account of

      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
      1. To give an account of (an occurrence, for example); narrate.
      2. To establish or demonstrate a connection between:
      3. To have connection, relation, or reference:
      1. To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
      2. To practice (an action) by repetition so as to improve performance:
      3. To direct in a rehearsal:
      1. To narrate the facts or particulars of:
      1. To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience:
      2. To relate in detail:
      3. To list or enumerate:
      1. To give an account of (events, for example) in speech or writing or by means of images.
      2. To supply a running commentary for (a documentary or performance, for example).
      1. To give an account of in speech or writing:
      2. To convey an idea or impression of; characterize:
      3. To represent pictorially; depict:
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  2. To put into words

      1. The sound produced by the vocal organs of a vertebrate, especially a human.
      2. The ability to produce such sounds:
      3. The mind as it produces verbal thoughts:
      1. To produce by using the vocal organs:
      2. To give voice to; articulate:
      3. To mark (a vowelless Hebrew text, for example) with vowel points.
      1. To express in words:
      2. To convert to use as a verb:
      3. To express oneself in words.
      1. Forceful expression or release of pent-up thoughts or feelings:
      2. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
      3. The small hole at the breech of a gun through which the charge is ignited.
      1. To send forth with the voice:
      2. To articulate (words); pronounce or speak:
      3. To put (counterfeit currency or a forged check or instrument) into circulation:
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
      1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances:
      2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
      3. A mental or emotional condition:
      1. To utter aloud; pronounce:
      2. To express in words:
      3. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
      1. To set forth in words; state:
      2. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
      3. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
      1. To make known formally or officially; proclaim:
      2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
      3. To reveal or make manifest; show:
      1. To take or carry from one place to another; transport.
      2. To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit:
      3. To communicate or make known; impart:
      1. To convey information about; make known; impart:
      2. To reveal clearly; manifest:
      3. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
      1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words:
      2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language:
      3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language:
  3. To make known

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  4. To disclose in a breach of confidence

  5. To impart information to

  6. To give orders to

      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. To give orders to; direct:
      2. To provide with knowledge; to train or inform:
      3. To serve as an instructor.
      1. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
      2. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
      3. To prohibit or forbid:
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
      1. To offer or propose (an amount) as a price.
      2. To auction (a contract):
      3. To offer (someone) membership, as in a group or club:
  7. To recognize as being different

      1. To set, force, or keep apart:
      2. To put space between; space apart or scatter:
      3. To form a border or barrier between (two areas or groups):
      1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
      2. To regard as true beyond doubt:
      3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
      1. To perceive as being different or distinct:
      2. To perceive distinctly; discern:
      3. To demonstrate or describe as being different or distinct:
      1. To make a clear distinction; distinguish:
      2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
      3. To perceive or notice the distinguishing features of; recognize as distinct:
      1. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      2. To recognize or understand as being distinct or different:
      1. To constitute the distinction between:
      2. To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
      3. To make different by alteration or modification.
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  8. To note (items) one by one so as to get a total

      1. A reckoning, score, or amount:
      2. A record of a reckoning, score, or amount:
      3. The act of scoring a point or goal in a game or contest:
      1. To count or compute:
      2. To consider as being; regard as:
      3. To think or conclude:
      1. To enumerate; count.
      2. Able to think and express oneself effectively in quantitative terms.
      1. A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.
      2. A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects: integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.
      3. Arithmetic.
      1. To count off or name one by one; list:
      2. To determine the number of; count.
      1. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
      2. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including:
      3. To include in a reckoning; take account of:
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    tell off

  1. To reprimand loudly or harshly

Another word for tell

  1. To inform

  2. To narrate