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Definition of Tell


  1. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
  2. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
  3. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
  4. To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
  5. To order; to request; to command.
  6. 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.
  7. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
  8. To give an account; to make report.
  9. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.
  10. That which is told; tale; account.
  11. A hill or mound.

Tell Quotations

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Ralph Marston

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
Shel Silverstein

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don't let anybody tell you any different, because everyone's special and everyone's awesome.
McKayla Maroney
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Tell Translations

tell in Dutch is zeggen, opgeven
tell in French is enjoindre, dire, charger, racontez, racontons
tell in Italian is narrare
tell in Latin is dico, loquor, fero tuli latum, propono
tell in Portuguese is diga, dizer
tell in Spanish is contar, decir
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