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tell

Part of speech: Verb

To count; to mention one by one; as, to tell one's beads; to disclose; to relate; to inform; to express or make known by words; narrate; explain; decide; as, I cannot tell what is best to do; order; confess; recognize; as, I cannot tell who she is at this distance.

Part of speech: Verb

To give an account; report; play the informer; take effect.

Part of speech: Past tense

Told.

Part of speech: Past participle

Telling.

Usage examples "tell":
  • " Well tell it," said Mrs. Landholm. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.