Introduce and Tell


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Introduce verb – To impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to.
Usage example: introduced everyone to the company's new phone system

Tell and introduce are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Introduce".
Nearby Words: introduction, introducing
Synonyms for Introduce


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

Common collocations

friend introduce friend tell friend
character introduce character tell character
people introduce people tell people
children introduce children tell children
Other nouns: family, someone, audience, time, way, characters, story, mother, player, everyone, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Poor Communication Kills: Tom doesn't tell Jim that the dinner is supposed to introduce Jim as a suitor to Laura.
  • Web Video / Suburban Knights He actually has to tell everyone to knock it off when, one by one, they each do a Stealth Hi to introduce their costumes.
  • Never Heard That One Before: When Klavier and Apollo introduce themselves to each other, they both tell one of the many jokes they have gotten due to their names.
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