Calculate and Tell


Show Definitions
Calculate verb – To determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations.
Tell and calculate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Calculate".
Nearby Words: calculation, calculated, calculating, calculable, calculus
Synonyms for Calculate


Show Definitions
Tell verb – To find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added.
Usage example: who can tell the number of grains of sand in the world?

Calculate and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Calculate" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

future calculate future tell future
time calculate time tell time
way calculate way tell way
location calculate location tell location
Other nouns: times, names.

Both words in one sentence

  • Applied Mathematics Another episode had Jeremy tell Candace he'd call her soon and Candace decided to calculate out when "soon" was.
  • Film / The Third Man If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare?
Cite this Source
Tell and Calculate. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 25, from
Calculate & Tell. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. <>.
Tell or Calculate. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

Synonyms for calculate
Share this picture

Synonyms for tell
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "calculate" and "tell" have occurred on timeline: