Relay and Tell


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Relay verb – Pass along.
Tell and relay are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Relay".
Nearby Words: relayed, relaying
Synonyms for Relay


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

Common collocations

truth relay truth tell truth
way relay way tell way
plan relay plan tell plan
location relay location tell location
Other nouns: story, tale, information, news, names, tales, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Killed Mid-Sentence The last words of Juliet: "I have to tell you something, it's really really important..." Luckily, Miles is there to relay what she intended to say.
  • In Pro Cycling Manager 2014, the AI can tell the difference between whether you have one rider relaying the regular way or a rider up front using individual effort to relay.
  • Anime / Momoko, Kaeru no Uta ga Kikoeru yo. Riki and all her classmates want to cheer her up and they set a goal of winning a relay race so that they would be able to tell Momoko the good news.
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