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tell  

[1]  
      vb   , tells, telling, told  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to let know or notify  
he told me that he would go     
2    tr   to order or instruct (someone to do something)  
I told her to send the letter airmail     
3    when intr, usually foll by: of   to give an account or narration (of something)  
she told me her troubles     
4    tr   to communicate by words; utter  
to tell the truth     
5    tr   to make known; disclose  
to tell fortunes     
6    intr; often foll by: of   to serve as an indication  
her blush told of her embarrassment     
7    tr; used with: can, etc.; may take a clause as object   to comprehend, discover, or discern  
I can tell what is wrong     
8    tr; used with: can, etc.   to distinguish or discriminate  
he couldn't tell chalk from cheese     
9    intr   to have or produce an impact, effect, or strain  
every step told on his bruised feet     
10    intr; sometimes foll by: on  
Informal   to reveal secrets or gossip (about)  
don't tell!, she told on him     
11    tr   to assure  
I tell you, I've had enough!     
12    tr   to count (votes)  
13    intr  
Dialect   to talk or chatter  
14    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to tell the truth no matter how unpleasant it is  
15    tell the time   to read the time from a clock  
16    you're telling me  
Slang   I know that very well,   (See also)        tell apart       tell off  
     (Old English tellan; related to Old Saxon tellian, Old High German zellen to tell, count, Old Norse telja)  
  tellable      adj  
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tell   [2]  
      n   a large mound resulting from the accumulation of rubbish on a long-settled site, esp. one with mudbrick buildings, particularly in the Middle East  
     (C19: from Arabic tall)  

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Tell  
      n   William, German name Wilhelm Tell. a legendary Swiss patriot, who, traditionally, lived in the early 14th century and was compelled by an Austrian governor to shoot an apple from his son's head with one shot of his crossbow. He did so without mishap  


kiss-and-tell  
      modifier   denoting the practice of publicizing one's former sexual relationship with a celebrity, esp. in the tabloid press  
a kiss-and-tell interview     
tell   [1]  
      vb   , tells, telling, told  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to let know or notify  
he told me that he would go     
2    tr   to order or instruct (someone to do something)  
I told her to send the letter airmail     
3    when intr, usually foll by: of   to give an account or narration (of something)  
she told me her troubles     
4    tr   to communicate by words; utter  
to tell the truth     
5    tr   to make known; disclose  
to tell fortunes     
6    intr; often foll by: of   to serve as an indication  
her blush told of her embarrassment     
7    tr; used with: can, etc.; may take a clause as object   to comprehend, discover, or discern  
I can tell what is wrong     
8    tr; used with: can, etc.   to distinguish or discriminate  
he couldn't tell chalk from cheese     
9    intr   to have or produce an impact, effect, or strain  
every step told on his bruised feet     
10    intr; sometimes foll by: on  
Informal   to reveal secrets or gossip (about)  
don't tell!, she told on him     
11    tr   to assure  
I tell you, I've had enough!     
12    tr   to count (votes)  
13    intr  
Dialect   to talk or chatter  
14    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to tell the truth no matter how unpleasant it is  
15    tell the time   to read the time from a clock  
16    you're telling me  
Slang   I know that very well,   (See also)        tell apart       tell off  
     (Old English tellan; related to Old Saxon tellian, Old High German zellen to tell, count, Old Norse telja)  
  tellable      adj  
tell   [2]  
      n   a large mound resulting from the accumulation of rubbish on a long-settled site, esp. one with mudbrick buildings, particularly in the Middle East  
     (C19: from Arabic tall)  
tell apart  
      vb   tr, adv   to distinguish between; discern  
can you tell the twins apart?     
Tell el Amarna  
      n   a group of ruins and rock tombs in Upper Egypt, on the Nile below Asyut: site of the capital of Amenhotep IV, built about 1375 b.c.; excavated from 1891 onwards  
tell off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to reprimand; scold  
they told me off for stealing apples     
2    to count and dismiss  
he told off four more soldiers     
  telling off, telling-off      n  

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tell  


      vb  
1    acquaint, announce, apprise, communicate, confess, disclose, divulge, express, get off one's chest     (informal)   impart, inform, let know, make known, mention, notify, proclaim, reveal, say, speak, state, utter  
2    authorize, bid, call upon, command, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, require, summon  
3    chronicle, depict, describe, give an account of, narrate, portray, recount, rehearse, relate, report  
4    comprehend, discern, discover, make out, see, understand  
5    differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, identify  
6    carry weight, count, have or take effect, have force, make its presence felt, register, take its toll, weigh  
7    calculate, compute, count, enumerate, number, reckon, tally  


tell off     
bawl out     (informal)   berate, carpet     (informal)   censure, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   chide, give (someone) a piece of one's mind, give (someone) a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   haul over the coals     (informal)   lecture, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, take to task, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tick off     (informal)   upbraid  

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n.
The ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to do
I showed my initiative when I became a group leader in class.

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