Outline and Tell


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Outline verb – To draw or make apparent the outline of.
Tell and outline are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Outline".
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline


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

Common collocations

plan outline plan tell plan

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  • As You Know: Commander Garry begins the story with "you know the outline of the story..." to his base personnel before letting McReady tell the parts of the story the rest of the men don't know.
  • Discworld / Wyrd Sisters Could Say It, But...: When Magrat attempts to pump the Fool for information about the play, he informs her that he's been forbidden to tell the witches about it—then proceeds to outline in great detail precisely what he's not allowed to tell her.
  • Important Hair Accessory Flashbacks to Ozai's coronation and to the disastrous Agni Kai that changed Zuko's life, feature focus shots on the 'crown.' In fact, Ozai is carefully undetailed in the trauma memory, so that it's only by the outline of the crown (and Zuko's dialogue) you can tell who it is.
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