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Meaning of tell

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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) [syn: {Tell}, {William Tell}]
      v 1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her";
           "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion";
           "state your name" [syn: {state}, {say}, {tell}]
      2: let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
      3: narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened";
         "The father told a story to his child" [syn: {tell},
         {narrate}, {recount}, {recite}]
      4: 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"
         [syn: {order}, {tell}, {enjoin}, {say}]
      5: discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"
      6: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell
         you that man is a crook!" [syn: {assure}, {tell}]
      7: give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"
         [syn: {tell}, {evidence}]
      8: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
         [syn: {distinguish}, {separate}, {differentiate}, {secern},
         {secernate}, {severalize}, {severalise}, {tell}, {tell

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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