Beckon and Tell


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Beckon verb – To direct or notify by a movement or gesture.
Usage example: beckoned the bashful child to come closer

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

Common collocations

people beckon people tell people
world beckon world tell world
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Tell and Beckon. (2016). Retrieved 2021, August 05, from
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Tell or Beckon. 2016. Accessed August 05, 2021.

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