Proclaim and Tell


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Proclaim verb – To make known openly or publicly.
Tell is a synonym for proclaim in communicate topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Proclaim", when it comes to topics like make known.
Nearby Word: proclaiming
Synonyms for Proclaim


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Tell verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: just tell us what is in your heart

Proclaim is a synonym for tell in communicate topic. Sometimes you can use "Proclaim" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as language, make known.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

man proclaim man tell man
guy proclaim guy tell guy
woman proclaim woman tell woman
son proclaim son tell son

Both words in one sentence

  • Fanfic / A Boy, a Girl and a Dog: The Leithian Script As well to reason with the flying-fish, as proclaim peace amidst the Eldar.Finrod: Lawful… so you mean that nobody cares enough about your troublemaking to tell you to stop, I gather?
  • Creator / Gilbert and Sullivan Gilbert actually lampshades this Trope in Iolanthe, when he has Lord Mountararat proclaim:When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte,As ev'ry child can tell,The House of Peers, throughout the war,Did nothing in particular,And did it very well!
  • Creator / Ludwig van Beethoven Richard Wagner, whose ego was nearly as large as Germany itself and who would never hesitate to tell everyone how great he was, could only bring himself to proclaim that he was the successor to Beethoven, not Beethoven's equal or better.Beethoven may have been an alien spy.
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