Publish and Tell


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Publish verb – To produce and release for distribution in printed form.
Tell is a synonym for publish in language topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Publish", when it comes to topics like broadcast, broadcasting.
Nearby Words: publication, publicity, published, publishing, publisher
Synonyms for Publish


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

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

Common collocations

character publish character tell character
truth publish truth tell truth
name publish name tell name
rest publish rest tell rest
Other nouns: time, characters, story, news, version, times, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Publisher: I'm sorry to tell you this, sir, but nobody's ever going to publish your memoirs.
    Source: No, You
  • Grimmification That Rice, whose Vampire books are squicky enough as is, chose to publish them under a pseudonym should tell the reader all one needs to know about them.
  • Literature / Misery Take a Third Option: Paul does this: Just tell Annie that a stack of blank papers are the novel, and burn them, and after she dies, publish Misery's Return.
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