tellverbuk /tel/ us /tel/ (told, told)
tell verb (SPEAK)
tell verb (KNOW)
- I could tell from her expression that something serious had happened.
- You can tell it's autumn because the leaves have started to fall.
- Who can tell what the future holds?
- Can you tell the the difference between poisonous mushrooms and edible varieties?
- I could tell he was really upset, though he tried not to show it.
tell verb (HAVE AN EFFECT)