Tell and Word


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Tell verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: just tell us what is in your heart

Word and tell are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Word" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
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Word verb – To convey in appropriate or telling terms.
Usage example: tried to word the declaration exactly right

Tell and word are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Word".
Nearby Words: wordy, wordless, wording, worded, wordily
Synonyms for Word

Common collocations

way tell way word way
characters tell characters word characters
nothing tell nothing word nothing
feelings tell feelings word feelings
Other nouns: times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Psychologist: I'd like to start with some simple word association, so just tell me the first word that pops into your head.
  • Foreign Cuss Word In Norway, some people love to use the word shit liberally, although as it is completely homophonous with the harmless Norwegian word "skitt" (dirt), it's hard to tell which they are using.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad An unfortunate case in Malcolm in the Middle, in which Malcolm is reported for using "The R word," the joke being that it's impossible to tell what the word actually is.
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Word and Tell. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 25, from
Tell & Word. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. <>.
Word or Tell. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

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