Tell and Write down


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

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Write down verb – To diminish the price or value of.
Tell and write down are semantically related in count topic. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Write down", if it concerns topics such as put language down on paper.
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  • Literature / Code Name Verity Now, the commander of the prison where she has been held, SS-Haupsturmfuhrer Amadeus von Linden, wants her to write down every detail she can tell him about the British war effort.
  • Literature / When You Reach Me The story is Miranda narrating the story that she would tell from Sal getting punched to the fateful chase and death as that was the story she was tasked to write down.
  • Fun with Subtitles Thankfully, there are subtitles that tell us what they're saying as they say it, so we don't have to write down the characters to see what letters they look like.
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