to make known in wordsI called her to tell her how spectacular it looked.
They would inform him of any progress they had made.
The skipper notified the coastguard of the tragedy.
They warned him of the dangers of sailing alone.
A spokesperson briefed reporters.
I must advise you of my decision to retire.
proclaim to, ,
speak about to,
the ability to impart knowledge and command respect
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
make known to,
Have the customers been fully apprised of the advantages?
get off your chest (informal),
to give an account (of an event or situation)He told his story to a national newspaper.
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
He was relating a story he had once heard.
He then recounted the story.
Several newspapers reported the decision.
complaints about the way women are portrayed in adverts
Children's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.
The rise of collectivism in Britain has been chronicled by several historians.
Anticipate any tough questions and rehearse your answers.
The film is a story about power, narrated by an old sailor.
give an account of
to order or instruct (someone to do something)She told me to come and help clean the house.
They have instructed solicitors to sue for compensation.
Williams ordered him to leave.
He commanded his troops to attack.
They have been directed to give special attention to poverty.
I dare say he did as he was bidden.
She enjoined me strictly not to tell anyone else.
to discover, distinguish, or discernIt was impossible to tell who had written the note.
to discover, distinguish, or discernI can't really tell the difference between their policies and ours.
to reveal secrets or gossipThe children know who they are, but they are not telling.
The facts tell a very different story.
She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
She had enough time to show her gratitude.
The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
Neither side would disclose details of the transaction.
Two jurors signified their dissent.
be evidence of
to have or produce an impact or effectThe pressure began to tell as rain closed in after 20 laps.
I tell you, I will not rest until that day has come.
I counted the money. It came to more than five hundred pounds.
The `normal' by-election swing against a government is reckoned at about 5 per cent.
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
When the final numbers are tallied, sales will probably have fallen.
One widely cited report numbered the dead at over 10,000.
They enumerated the casualties.
See tell on someone
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in the sense of advise
to inform or notifyI must advise you of my decision to retire.
in the sense of apprise
to make awareHave the customers been fully apprised of the advantages?
Video: pronunciation of 'tell'
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