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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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