Present and Tell


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Present verb – Bring forward and present to the mind.
Usage example: We presented the arguments to him

Tell and present are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Present".
Nearby Words: presentation, presence, presented, presently, presentable
Synonyms for Present


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

Common collocations

character present character tell character
man present man tell man
parents present parents tell parents
way present way tell way
Other nouns: plan, characters, information, side, times, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Comicbook / House of Mystery Horror Host: Cain and Able are the originals, while almost every other major and minor character gets to present or tell a story at some point in the narrative, although not all the tales told would fall under horror per se.
  • Temporal Paradox Thus, he never rips a hole in time to get to the present and tell Toan about it.
  • Video Game / POPGOES Expy: Harder to tell than most fangames, but similarities are present: Popgoes The Weasel is one to Freddy Fazbear, obviously.
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