Give and Tell


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Give verb – Convey or reveal information.
Usage example: Give one's name

Tell is a synonym for give. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Give".
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Synonyms for Give


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: they told the story of how they had met

Give is a synonym for tell. Sometimes you can use "Give" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character give character tell character
name give name tell name
time give time tell time
way give way tell way
Other nouns: information, names.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Rune Factory 2 These gifts give a great FP/LP boost when you give them to the villagers in their respective birthdays, and they tell you the days when you get 4 LP with them.
  • Series / Street Justice Kelsey proceeds to tell "Denny" to "give (her) love to Charlie" before hanging up.
  • Series / Monty Python's Flying Circus Scotsman: If you don't tell me where the bomb is... if I don't give you the money... Unless you give me the bomb— Flight Attendant: The money?
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