Give away and Tell

Give away

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Give away verb – Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
Tell is a synonym for give away in reveal topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Give away".
Synonyms for Give away


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

Give away is a synonym for tell in show topic. You can use "Give away" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as reveal, inform against.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Both terms in one sentence

  • Video Game / Poker Night 2 Upon being eliminated though, he might mention how those "Big bushy eyebrows" give away your tell though.
  • In the Goof Troop episode "Tub Be or Not Tub Be," PJ makes a promise to Max not to give away any secrets and later makes one to Pete not to tell on him (though at the time, he had no idea what he was promising not to tell on him for).
  • Manga / Death Note I Know You Know I Know: Light and L rarely tell each other how much they know the other knows they know, because they don't want to give away how much they know what the other knows, or at least think they know but can't be sure of.
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