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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

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

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

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
Stephen Hawking

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