Render and Tell


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Render verb – To give a representation or account of in words.
Usage example: the witness convincingly rendered her version of events in just a few words

Tell and render are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Render".
Nearby Words: rend, rendered, rendering, rendition, rending
Synonyms for Render


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: they told the story of how they had met

Render and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Render" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person render person tell person
character render character tell character
man render man tell man
people render people tell people
Other nouns: name, someone, rest, characters, anyone, player, everyone, names, players.

Both words in one sentence

  • Tongue-Tied Exalted also has the Ebon Dragon charm known as "Our Little Secret", in which you can render someone unable to tell anyone about what they saw you doing by making them feel guilt and shame.
    Source: Tongue-Tied
  • Black Eyes of Evil Now in Real Life, scleral lenses worn by persons with light sensitivity will render a person's eyes completely black, but that doesn't tell you if they are evil or not.
  • Mass Effect: If you find Admiral Kohaku's men and tell him about their loss, he leaves the Citadel, which can render a number of other sidequests Lost Forever.
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