Check and Tell


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Check verb – To be in agreement on every point.
Tell and check are semantically related. in inspect topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Check".
Nearby Words: checked, checking, checkup, checker, checklist
Synonyms for Check


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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?

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

Common collocations

character check character tell character
name check name tell name
rest check rest tell rest
time check time tell time
Other nouns: story, news, history, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • The man mentions that he can't feel his legs, and asks Seven to check and tell him if they're still there.
  • Lance offers to feed Stanley, but before Andy can tell him how to check if the milk is warm enough, Lance drinks some of the milk to check.
  • Check, Please! Inara doesn't actually ask for a check, but she does tell the barkeep that she'll recommend the place to her friends as she hurries out.
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