Ask and Tell


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Ask verb – To put a question or questions to.
Tell is an antonym for ask in topics: request, question, invite.
Nearby Words: asked, asking
Antonyms for Ask


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Ask is an antonym for tell in communicate topic.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Antonyms for Tell
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Common collocations

guy ask guy tell guy
people ask people tell people
name ask name tell name
someone ask someone tell someone
Other nouns: parents, audience, time, mother, father, anyone, player, everyone, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • To Hell and Back For Heck, the protagonist of Zander Cannon's Heck, this is his day job: he'll travel to whichever circle of Hell you want, ask or tell someone something, and return with any information you request.
  • Myth / William Tell While the party is crossing Lake Lucerne in a flimsy boat, however, a powerful storm comes up and the soldiers unbind Tell and ask him to steer for them, fearing that they will capsize.
  • He likes using a black or white screen with writing on it, representing questions characters ask or tell themselves, narration, or parts of dialogue of some characters (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kare Kano, Love & Pop, Shiki-Jitsu).
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