- 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.
- synonyms: William Tell
- Express in words.
- usage: "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
- Let something be known.
- usage: "Tell them that you will be late"
- Narrate or give a detailed account of.
- usage: "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
- Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
- usage: "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
- Discern or comprehend.
- usage: "He could tell that she was unhappy"
- Inform positively and with certainty and confidence.
- usage: "I tell you that man is a crook"
- synonyms: assure
- Give evidence.
- usage: "he was telling on all his former colleague"
- synonyms: evidence
- Mark as different.
- usage: "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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