Synonyms for Tell

Synonyms for (noun) Tell

Synonyms: Tell, William Tell

Definition: 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)

Similar words: archer, bowman

Definition: a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

Synonyms for (verb) Tell

Synonyms: tell, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize

Definition: mark as different

Usage: We distinguish several kinds of maple

Similar words: identify, place

Definition: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

Usage: She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster


Synonyms: tell

Definition: discern or comprehend

Usage: He could tell that she was unhappy

Similar words: guess, infer

Definition: guess correctly; solve by guessing

Usage: He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize


Synonyms: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: 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

Similar words: request

Definition: ask (a person) to do something

Usage: She asked him to be here at noon; I requested that she type the entire manuscript


Synonyms: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: recite, recount, narrate, tell

Definition: narrate or give a detailed account of

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

Similar words: inform

Definition: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

Usage: I informed him of his rights


Synonyms: tell, evidence

Definition: give evidence

Usage: he was telling on all his former colleague

Similar words: inform

Definition: act as an informer

Usage: She had informed on her own parents for years


Synonyms: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

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

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: tell, assure

Definition: inform positively and with certainty and confidence

Usage: I tell you that man is a crook!

Similar words: swan, swear, verify, affirm, assert, aver, avow

Definition: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Usage: Before God I swear I am innocent