Name and Tell


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Name verb – To give a name to.
Tell and name are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Name".
Nearby Words: named, nameless, naming
Synonyms for Name


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

Common collocations

character name character tell character
people name people tell people
children name children tell children
name name name tell name
Other nouns: someone, time, way, characters, world, anyone, son, names, kids.

Both words in one sentence

  • Disney / The Aristocats Used straight when Scat Cat's gang tries to eat Roquefort, then immediately subverted when he manages to spit out O'Malley's name and tell them Duchess and the kittens are in trouble — they run off to go help.
  • On MacGyver, MacGyver is only called by his last name and refuses to tell anyone what his first name is (it's Angus).
  • Video Game / Starship Titanic In My Language, That Sounds Like...: When Lucy tells her name to The Journalist, he tells her that in his language her name is really funny, but refuses to tell her what it means.
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