Do and Tell


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Do verb – To be fitting or proper.
Tell and do are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Do".
Nearby Word: doing
Synonyms for Do


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Do and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Do" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

time do time tell time
way do way tell way
story do story tell story
nothing do nothing tell nothing
Other nouns: version, times.
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