Discover and Tell

Discover

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Discover verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: discovered to his friend how people whom he had trusted had betrayed him

Tell is a synonym for discover in show topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Discover", when it comes to topics like divulge.
Nearby Words: discovered, discovery, discovering, discoverable, discoverer
Synonyms for Discover

Tell

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Tell verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: I won't tell your secret to anyone

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

Common collocations

man discover man tell man
family discover family tell family
truth discover truth tell truth
name discover name tell name
Other nouns: way, plan, world, location, story, information, secret, feelings, secrets.

Both words in one sentence

  • A later episode has Frank's replacement, Charles Winchester, enjoying a similar lucky streak... until the others discover his tell: he whistles when he's bluffing.
  • Midsomer Murders had a rich Jerkass tell two or three people they'd be the sole inheritors of his fortune (without informing the others), just so that they'd show up to the reading and discover they got nothing.
  • Series / Midsomer Murders Inheritance Murder: One episode had a rich Jerkass tell two or three people they'd be the sole inheritors of his fortune (without informing the others), just so that they'd show up to the reading and discover they got nothing.
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