Another word for tell
communicate, explain, say, state, instruct, direct, command, order, disclose, divulge, reveal, make known, utter, speak, report, recite, announce, let know, notify, give notice, declare, acquaint, advise, confess, impart, apprise, familiarize, represent, assert, mention, relate, convey, voice, let out, acknowledge, own, let in on, give the facts, reel off, spit out, come out with, give out, release, leak out, give inside information, break it to, break the news, express, put, show, indicate, carry tales, reveal a secret, betray, tattle, leave word, assure, keep posted, expose, lay open, open up, blurt out, fill in*, let on*, let slip*, clue in*, tell all*, level with*, give away*, come across with*, shoot*, come clean*, make a clean breast of*, get something off one's chest*; see also discuss, inform 2, notify 1, reveal 1, say.
Antonyms hide*, keep secret, be silent.
Another word for tellverb
To give a verbal account of:describe, narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report. See words
To put into words:articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, say, state, talk, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent) (or voice) to. See words
To make known:break, carry, communicate, convey, disclose, get across, impart, pass, report, transmit. See knowledge
To disclose in a breach of confidence:betray, blab, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, uncover, unveil. (Informal) spill. (Archaic) discover. Idioms: let slip, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, tell all. See show
To impart information to:acquaint, advise, apprise, educate, enlighten, inform, notify. See knowledge, teach
To give orders to:bid, charge, command, direct, enjoin, instruct, order. See over, words
To recognize as being different:differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, know, separate. See same
To note (items) one by one so as to get a total:count, enumerate, number, numerate, reckon, tally. See count