Address and Tell


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Address verb – To transmit information or requests to.
Usage example: you may address the manager about your problems tomorrow

Tell and address are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Address".
Nearby Words: addressed, addressing, addressee, addressable, addresser
Synonyms for Address


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Address and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Address" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person address person tell person
friend address friend tell friend
character address character tell character
people address people tell people
Other nouns: name, someone, audience, way, characters, father, player, son, feelings, kids.

Both words in one sentence

  • To finally get her to tell him her address, he told her that he had "fallen in love" with her and started to move closer to her.
  • Or our Alice is very uncertain, and she can't think of any good way to tell him and is just "waiting for the right time" - only for Bob to up and move and leave no forwarding address.
  • Playing the Player The game then asks for your e-mail address to tell you whether the next player kills or spares you.
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