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Tell meaning

tell - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. A hill or mound.
  3. 3. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
  4. 4. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
  5. 5. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
  6. 6. To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
  7. 7. To order; to request; to command.
  8. 8. To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
  9. 9. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
  10. 10. To give an account; to make report.
  11. 11. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.
  12. 12. That which is told; tale; account.
  13. 13. To number; relate; inform; discern; explain.
  14. 14. To produce an effect.

tell - examples of usage

  1. I tell you that." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " There is one man that could tell us. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. But here, I will tell you something. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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