Determine and Tell


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Determine verb – To give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute).
Tell is a synonym for determine in discover topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Determine".
Nearby Words: determination, determining, determinative, determiner, determinating
Synonyms for Determine


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Determine is a synonym for tell in ascertain topic. Sometimes you can use "Determine" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as understand.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character determine character tell character
people determine people tell people
truth determine truth tell truth
name determine name tell name
Other nouns: future, time, way, location, feelings, gender.

Both words in one sentence

  • In The Invisible Man episode "Going Postal", Monroe, Hobbes, and Fawkes all tell different stories in different styles to a Psychiatrist to determine why Hobbes has snapped.
  • Kanril Eleya through a battery of medical tests when she comes aboard and determine that there's enough physiological and mental differences that they can easily tell them apart.
  • Series / Lie to Me Pretended to have an imaginary friend to determine if a boy can tell reality from fiction.
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