Clue and Tell


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Clue verb – Roll into a ball.
Tell and clue are semantically related in language topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Clue", when it comes to topics like give information, acquaint.
Nearby Words: clueless, clued, cluing
Synonyms for Clue


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Tell verb – To give information to.
Usage example: tell me, when did you begin playing the violin?

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

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  • Similarly, Lyta was able to tell that Sheridan had also been Touched by Vorlons, but she didn't clue into it until Sheridan said something that only Kosh would have said.
  • Meaningful Name: Since a Being's name is chosen by its master, it doesn't tell you much about the Being's nature, but might give you a clue about the master's interests.
  • Series / The Amazing Race The teams get a clue telling them to go to mat and find Phil, only to have him tell them that they're still racing, and hand them their next clue.    U.S.
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