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Engelsk navneord: Tell

1. Tell (om person) 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)


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)William Tell


Eksempler på forekomster af mindre specifikke termerarcher, bowman


Engelsk udsagnsord: tell

1. tell (om kommunikation) express in words


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe said that he wanted to marry her.
Tell me what is bothering you.
State your opinion.
State your name.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey tell that there was a traffic accident


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)say, state


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerexpress, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Mere specifikke termeradd, announce, answer, append, articulate, declare, declare, declare, enunciate, explain, get out, give, introduce, lay out, mention, misstate, note, observe, precede, preface, premise, present, remark, reply, represent, respond, sum, sum up, summarise, summarize, supply, vocalise, vocalize


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningsay

2. tell (om kommunikation) let something be known


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTell them that you will be late.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerinform


Mere specifikke termerair, announce, annunciate, bare, bespeak, betoken, break, bring out, digress, disclose, discover, divagate, divulge, expose, foretell, give, give away, harbinger, herald, impart, indicate, ingeminate, iterate, leave, let on, let out, pass on, point, propagandise, propagandize, publicise, publicize, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, reveal, signal, spill, stray, talk, unwrap, wander

3. tell (om kommunikation) narrate or give a detailed account of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTell what happened.
The father told a story to his child.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey won't tell the story


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)narrate, recite, recount


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Mindre specifikke termerinform


Mere specifikke termercrack, relate, rhapsodise, rhapsodize, yarn

4. tell (om kommunikation) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI said to him to go home.
She ordered him to do the shopping.
The mother told the child to get dressed.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey tell him to write the letter


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)enjoin, order, say


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerrequest


Mere specifikke termercall, command, direct, instruct, require, send for, warn

5. tell (om erkendelse) discern or comprehend


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe could tell that she was unhappy.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerguess, infer

6. tell (om kommunikation) inform positively and with certainty and confidence


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI tell you that man is a crook!.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)assure


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody of something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termeraffirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

7. tell (om kommunikation) give evidence


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe was telling on all his former colleague.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)evidence


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termerinform

8. tell (om erkendelse) mark as different


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe distinguish several kinds of maple.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell apart


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Mindre specifikke termeridentify, place


Mere specifikke termercontradistinguish, contrast, decouple, demarcate, discriminate, discriminate, dissociate, individualise, individualize, know, know apart, label, label, separate, severalise, severalize, sex, single out, stratify


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