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Definitions of tell:

part of speech: verb transitive

To number or give an account of: to utter: to narrate: to disclose: to inform: to discern: to explain.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb

To express in words; to utter; to relate; to reveal; to betray; to publish; to explain; to give an account; to count; to number; to teach; to produce an effect, as " every word told".

part of speech: verb intransitive

To give an account; report; play the informer; take effect.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To give an account: to produce or take effect:- pa. t. and pa. p. told.

part of speech: verb transitive

To count; to mention one by one; as, to tell one's beads; to disclose; to relate; to inform; to express or make known by words; narrate; explain; decide; as, I cannot tell what is best to do; order; confess; recognize; as, I cannot tell who she is at this distance.

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