Tell and Witness


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


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Witness verb – To declare (something) to be true or genuine.
Tell and witness are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Witness".
Nearby Words: witnessed, witnessing
Synonyms for Witness

Common collocations

man tell man witness man
woman tell woman witness woman
parents tell parents witness parents
mother tell mother witness mother
Other nouns: girls.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Hitman They do thank you afterwards and promise not to to tell a soul, but hey - a witness is a witness.
  • Accuse the Witness Sort of referenced in The Defenders, where Nick knows that his client's alibi witness is the real killer, but can't tell anyone.
  • Facial Composite Failure It turns out that the witness had wanted to conceal the perp's identity, but needed to tell something to the police sketch artist, so just described Arnold Schwarzenegger instead.
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