Tell and Wish


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


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Wish verb – To offer (something fake, useless, or inferior) as genuine, useful, or valuable.
Tell and wish are semantically related in speech topic. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Wish", if it concerns topics such as ask.
Nearby Words: wished, wishful, wishing, wishfully, wisher
Synonyms for Wish

Common collocations

people tell people wish people
someone tell someone wish someone
time tell time wish time
way tell way wish way
Other nouns: world, story, mother, anyone, everyone, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Make a Wish Liar Liar had a boy use his birthday wish to wish his lying father couldn't tell a lie for one day.
    Source: Make a Wish
  • Here are a few tips I wish to convey to your lover boy, please feel free to tell him for me as I think it's counterproductive for me to tell him.
  • Gabriel Gray/Sylar: [to Chandra] When I was a kid I used to wish some stranger would come and tell me my family wasn't really my family.
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