Tell in a sentence as a noun

He's an "ideas guy" as far as I can tell.

Go back and look at that partial list of learnings from Amazon, and tell me which ones Stubby gives you out of the box.

In order to tell whether the service is actually responding, you have to make individual calls.

Then, you will put on your Responsible Adult pants, call your employee into the office, and tell them the situation.

At no time did this office ever seek or ever tell Mr. Swartzs attorneys that it intended to seek maximum penalties under the law.

Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work.

Set up an autoresponder politely telling folks that you're a single person and the spike in requests is a bit overwhelming.

Tell in a sentence as a verb

As an architect who has done services coordination on skyscrapers and international airports, I can tell you it's not easy.

But the vendors sometimes tell hospitals that they cannot update FDA- approved systems, leaving those systems open to potential attacks.

Microsoft Press was one of his favorite clients back in the day. Growing up, he'd tell me stories of disorganized secretaries at Microsoft sending him awful reference photos, so he'd look up the execs in the phonebook and call them at home.

There was lots of existing documentation and lore about SOAs, but at Amazon's vast scale it was about as useful as telling Indiana Jones to look both ways before crossing the street.

During that time, the female arresting officer would periodically come by to taunt me, and tell me that I shouldn't have questioned her, and then threw a huge tantrum when I requested not to be touched by her for fingerprinting.

That's unfortunate, but it's not our problem, and rather than stick him with the bill for $X,000 in back taxes we're just going to tell the tax authorities that he's been maliciously reclassified and that you're delinquent in your obligations.

Tell definitions


a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

See also: Tell


express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

See also: state


let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"


narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

See also: narrate recount recite


give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

See also: order enjoin


discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"


inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

See also: assure


give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"

See also: evidence


mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

See also: distinguish separate differentiate secern secernate severalize severalise