Tell and View


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


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View verb – To look over closely (as for judging quality or condition).
Tell and view are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "View".
Nearby Words: viewpoint, viewed, viewing, viewer, viewable
Synonyms for View

Common collocations

people tell people view people
future tell future view future
time tell time view time
way tell way view way
Other nouns: world, story, information, anyone, everyone.

Both words in one sentence

  • From a Certain Point of View: Mark knows that the best way to tell a lie is to tell the truth, with very carefully selected vocabulary.
  • They make it feel like Lancer is more than just the Supportive Teacher, and manage to tell you how people view Danny without being listing it off to make things easier.
  • Literature / Le Morte d'Arthur aka: Thomas Mallory The Dividual: Gawain's two youngest brothers, Gareth and Gaheris, are almost always together, and it's hard to tell them apart in their dialogue because they take the same view about everything.
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