See and Tell


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See verb – To make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes.
Tell is a synonym for see. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "See".
Nearby Words: seen, seeing
Synonyms for See


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
See is a synonym for tell in ascertain topic. Sometimes you can use "See" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as understand.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

man see man tell man
people see people tell people
name see name tell name
future see future tell future
Other nouns: time, way, world, story, difference.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Early Animation Even in early cave paintings you can see and tell that even back in that time we were trying to simulate motion with pictures in some way as a form of communication.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke We don't see it onscreen, but Orphaner Dualscar actually died because of his lack of a sense of humour; he had to tell a funny joke to the Grand Highblood to have his life spared, and failed.
  • Ned Stark told him before parting ways that the next time they'll see each other he'll tell him about his father.
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