Textual thesaurus for "tell"

(noun) Tell, William Tell

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) tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize

mark as different

We distinguish several kinds of maple

(verb) enjoin, say, order

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

(verb) recite, recount, narrate

narrate or give a detailed account of

Tell what happened; The father told a story to his child

(verb) evidence

give evidence

he was telling on all his former colleague

(verb) say, state

express in words

He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

(verb) assure

inform positively and with certainty and confidence

I tell you that man is a crook!