Count and Tell

Count

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Count verb – To find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added.
Usage example: count the baseball gloves in the storage locker to see if there are enough to go around

Tell is a synonym for count in matter topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Count", when it comes to topics like add, consequence, narrate, count up.
Nearby Words: counter, counted, counting, countdown, countess
Synonyms for Count

Tell

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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?

Count is a synonym for tell in calculate topic. You can use "Count" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as consequence, narrate, carry weight.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character count character tell character
people count people tell people
family count family tell family
time count time tell time
Other nouns: way, version, son, times, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Magpies as Portents Count my brothers and count my sisters, we'll tell your fortune and we'll tell you true/But the path's all covered in claws and feathers, Magpie, there's too many of you...
  • Visual Pun He would count beans as they fell into jars and tell his assistant how many to add or remove.
    Source: Visual Pun
  • Annoying Video Game Helper If you're the only one suffering from a status effect, she'll either tell you to fix yourself or count the number of enemies, but not tell your team members to help you.
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