Bedeutung von “tell” im Essential English Dictionary

tell

verb uk /tel/ told

A1 to say something to someone, usually giving them information:

He told / me about his new school.
tell someone to do something

A2 to order someone to do something:

I told you to stay here.
can tell

to know something from what you hear, see, etc.:

You could tell that he was tired.

(Definition von “tell” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)