Call and Tell


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Call verb – Order, request, or command to come.
Usage example: She was called into the director's office

Tell and call are semantically related in instruct topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Call".
Nearby Words: calling, called, caller, callback, callable
Synonyms for Call


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

Common collocations

people call people tell people
name call name tell name
someone call someone tell someone
parents call parents tell parents
Other nouns: time, mother, father, police, anyone, everyone, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fanfic / This Bites! Rhetorical Question Blunder: Cross wonders during an SBS broadcast who came up with the Davy Back Fight, only for someone to call and tell him: Whitebeard.
  • One Phone Call She asked Jetta to call Eric Raymond and tell him to go to hell and then ask him to help.
  • One Phone Call First, call the administrative offices at the zoo, tell them the baby elephant is not missing. ...
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