Establish and Tell


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Establish verb – To gain full recognition or acceptance of.
Tell and establish are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Establish".
Nearby Words: establishment, establishing
Synonyms for Establish


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

Common collocations

character establish character tell character
man establish man tell man
family establish family tell family
time establish time tell time
Other nouns: characters, world, location.

Both words in one sentence

  • Historical Villain Upgrade Anton Fugger (head of the Fugger banker family): "Before I kill you, Herr More, let me tell you of my plans to use Protestantism to establish a framework for mercantilism across Europe."
  • Tongue-Tied One effect of this is that if you're told the secret by the Secret Keeper then you can't tell it to anyone else, but canon doesn't establish how this is done.
    Source: Tongue-Tied
  • As of this edit, it's too soon to tell if the virus will establish itself in either place.
    Source: The Plague
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