Chronicle and Tell


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Chronicle verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: the book chronicles the efforts of two climbers to scale Mount Everest

Tell is a synonym for chronicle in report topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Chronicle", when it comes to topics like record.
Nearby Words: chronic, chronicled, chronicler, chronicling
Synonyms for Chronicle


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: they told the story of how they had met

Chronicle is a synonym for tell in relate topic. Sometimes you can use "Chronicle" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as narrate.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

people chronicle people tell people
plan chronicle plan tell plan
story chronicle story tell story
feelings chronicle feelings tell feelings
Other nouns: times, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other Stocke uses the White Chronicle to go back in time to tell Raynie he can't give up fighting, and instead makes The Promise.
  • Speak of the Devil In The Kingkiller Chronicle, the Chandrian can tell when and where their name is spoken.
  • Yuuko Ichihara in Xxx HO Li C and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, who is not "dead" as such, but has simply had a Reality Warper tell reality to ignore the fact that she died for several hundred years.
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