How to pronounce tell

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How to say tell


Pronounce Tell as T EH L L.

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Phonetic transcription for tell

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of tell: | tɛll |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of tell: | tɛll |

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Meanings for tell

to communicate information or facts

Tell, William Tell(verb)

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)

state, say, tell(verb)

express in words

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


let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

tell, narrate, recount, recite(verb)

narrate or give a detailed account of

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

order, tell, enjoin, say(verb)

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"


discern or comprehend

"He could tell that she was unhappy"

assure, tell(verb)

inform positively and with certainty and confidence

"I tell you that man is a crook!"

tell, evidence(verb)

give evidence

"he was telling on all his former colleague"

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

mark as different

"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

to give an oral or written account of in some detail

they told the story of how they had met

to express (a thought or emotion) in words

just tell us what is in your heart

to find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added

who can tell the number of grains of sand in the world?

to give information to

tell me, when did you begin playing the violin?

to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority

told us to sit still and wait

to make known (as information previously kept secret)

I won't tell your secret to anyone

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Example Sentences of tell

Tell me.

Tell me why.

Tell me more.

Tell me again.

Can I tell Tom?

Please tell me.

Tell me a joke.

I must tell Tom.

Let me tell Tom.

Please, tell me.

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Synonyms for tell

enunciate express sound out aver recite enounce distinguish recount secern state say narrate evidence suppose submit articulate assure put forward posit severalise separate pronounce enjoin severalize secernate allege read tell apart differentiate order itemise retell itemize declaim enumerate dictate place ordain put range regulate govern arrange regularize ordinate regularise grade set up rank consecrate rate prescribe ensure reassure control promise check guarantee ascertain see to it insure secure see demonstrate certify testify prove bear witness manifest show attest classify discriminate spot mark sort signalise split up key out break up divide come apart single out part pick out carve up key split speciate fall apart furcate dissever signalize assort specialize class identify make out specialise branch discern recognize name disunite recognise describe break sort out ramify fork discover advertise announce circulate communicate declare give notice (of) give out herald make known notify proclaim promulgate propound publish report reveal spread abroad mention number count utter disclose betray divulge acquaint teach inform explain rehearse judge decide speak speak of make mention of relate give an account of instruct apprise make known to explain to disclose to communicate to confess acknowledge own compute reckon take an account of run over sum up call over give account make report take effect be effective hit the nail on the head mean teii saying dis telling said know talk this told chart chronicle bring out pass verbalize vocalize advise brief catch up clear clue (in) enlighten familiarize fill in hip verse wise (up) adjure bid boss (around) charge command direct bare expose let on (about) spill unbosom uncloak uncover unmask unveil

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Antonyms for tell

mind obey cloak conceal cover (up) enshroud hide mask shroud veil

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Tell in different languages

  • أخبرArabic
  • explicar dir Catalan
  • říci Czech
  • sagen erzählen German
  • καταλαβαίνω λέω Greek
  • contar decir Spanish
  • kertoa määrätä käskeä Finnish
  • dire French
  • abair le Irish
  • innisScots Gaelic
  • הגיד, הבין, הבדיל, אמרHebrew
  • ասել Armenian
  • segja Icelandic
  • raccontare insegnare dire Italian
  • 教える, 述べる, 言うJapanese
  • stāstīt Latvian
  • разликува кажува Macedonian
  • vertellen zeggen instrueren Dutch
  • fortelle Norwegian
  • powiedzieć Polish
  • contar Portuguese
  • различить приказать говорить сказать различать Russian
  • bagadallat, muitalit, máinnastit
  • tala om säga åt berätta avgöra säga säga till Swedish
  • บอกThai

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