Admit and Tell


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Admit verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: you can't bring yourself to admit your mistakes

Tell is a synonym for admit in confess topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Admit", when it comes to topics like disclose.
Nearby Words: admission, admitted, admittedly, admitting
Synonyms for Admit


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Tell verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: I won't tell your secret to anyone

Admit is a synonym for tell in disclose topic. Sometimes you can use "Admit" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

family admit family tell family
truth admit truth tell truth
name admit name tell name
someone admit someone tell someone
Other nouns: time, way, secret, feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fanfic / The One I Love Is In the first chapters she was barely capable to admit and tell openly she liked him.
  • That said, he does admit it's just as much because he also has no idea where they went as it is him simply not wanting to tell you.
  • Literature / The Kharkanas Trilogy Eventually, after some prodding, Ivis admit that he, too, has fallen in love again, with Sandalath Drukorlat, but would not tell her because of their different social status and age gap.
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