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'tell' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'tell'
1. 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)

'tell' - used as a verb
2. express in words
tell me what is bothering you
3. let something be known
Tell them that you will be late
4. narrate or give a detailed account of
Tell what happened
The father told a story to his child
5. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
The mother told the child to get dressed
6. discern or comprehend
He could tell that she was unhappy
7. inform positively and with certainty and confidence
I tell you that man is a crook!
8. give evidence
he was telling on all his former colleague
9. mark as different

derived forms
1. Tell / Past
told
2. Tell / Third Person
tells
3. Tell / Present Participle
telling
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