tell

tell
tell1 [tel]
vt.
told, telling [ME tellen < OE tellan, lit., to calculate, reckon < Gmc * taljan > Ger zahl, number: see TALE]
1. to enumerate; count; reckon [to tell time]
2. to give an account of (a story, etc.) in speech or writing
3. to express in words; utter; say [to tell the truth]
4. to report; announce; publish
5. to reveal; disclose; make known [a smile that told her joy]
6. to recognize; distinguish; discriminate [unable to tell one from the other]
7. to decide; know [one can't tell what will happen]
8. to let know; inform; acquaint [tell me about the game]
9. to request; direct; order; command [tell him to leave]
10. to state emphatically to [it's there, I tell you]
vi.
1. to give an account or description (of something)
2. to give evidence or be an indication (of something)
3. to carry tales; reveal secrets [to kiss and tell]
4. to produce a result; be effective; have a marked effect [efforts that are beginning to tell]
SYN.- REVEAL1
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☆ do tell!
Informal is that a fact?: often used sarcastically
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tell off
1. to count (persons, etc.) and separate them from the total number
2. Informal to rebuke severely
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tell on
1. to have a marked, usually adverse, effect on
2. Informal to inform against or gossip about
tell2 [tel]
n.
[Ar tall, a mound]
Archaeol. esp. in the Middle East, a large mound or hill, built up gradually, covering the successive remains of ancient communities

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