(noun.) 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).

(verb.) discern or comprehend; 'He could tell that she was unhappy'.

(verb.) let something be known; 'Tell them that you will be late'.

(verb.) narrate or give a detailed account of; 'Tell what happened'; 'The father told a story to his child'.

(verb.) give evidence; 'he was telling on all his former colleague'.

艾拉编辑--From WordNet


(v. t.) To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.

(v. t.) To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.

(v. t.) To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.

(v. t.) To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.

(v. t.) To order; to request; to command.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.

(v. i.) To give an account; to make report.

(v. i.) To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.

(n.) That which is told; tale; account.

(n.) A hill or mound.



v. a. [1]. Express, utter, speak, state, mention, communicate, publish, speak of, make mention of.[2]. Relate, recount, rehearse, narrate, describe, report, give an account of.[3]. Inform, teach, instruct, acquaint, apprise, make known to, explain to, disclose to, communicate to, make known to.[4]. Disclose, reveal, divulge, confess, betray, acknowledge, own, declare, make known.[5]. Number, count, enumerate, compute, reckon, take an account of, run over, sum up, call over.[6]. Discern, discover, make out, distinguish.

v. n. [1]. Give account, make report.[2]. Take effect, be effective, hit the nail on the head.



SYN:Mention, number, enumerate, count, recount, utter, recite, state, narrate,disclose, publish, betray, divulge, promulgate, acquaint, teach, inform,explain, communicate, report, rehearse, discern, judge, discriminate,ascertain, decide, describe

ANT:Repress, suppress, misrecount, misnarrate, miscommunicate, misdeclare,misrecite, misjudge, misdescribe



v.t. to number or give an account of: to utter: to narrate: to disclose: to inform: to discern: to explain.—v.i. to give an account: to produce or take effect: to chat gossip: to tell tales play the informer:—pa.t. and pa.p. tōld.—adj. Tell′able capable of being told.—ns. Tell′er one who tells or counts: a clerk whose duty it is to receive and pay money; Tell′ership the office of a teller.—p.adj. Tell′ing having great effect.—adv. Tell′ingly in a telling or effective manner.—n. Tell′-tale one who tells tales: one who officiously tells the private concerns of others: an indication or an indicator as an automatic instrument: a bird of genus Totanus a tattler.—adj. given to reveal secrets blabbing: apparent openly seen: giving warning.—Tell off to count off: to detach on some special duty.





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