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Significado de “tell” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "tell" - Diccionario Inglés

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tellverb

uk   /tel/  us   /tel/ (told, told)
  • tell verb (SPEAK)

A1 [T] to say something to someone, often giving them ​information or ​instructions: Tell me aboutyourholiday then. [+ two objects] Can you tell me how to get to the ​library? [+ obj + (that) ] Did you tell anyone (that) you were coming to ​see me? [+ obj + speech ] "I'm ​leaving you," she told him. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I told her to go ​home.formal He told us of his ​extraordinarychildhood. I can't tell you how ​grateful I am for ​yourhelp (= I am ​extremelygrateful).
tell a lie/lies
to say something/things that are not ​true: She's always telling ​lies.
tell it like it is informal
to tell the ​facts without ​hiding anything
tell tales disapproving
If someone, usually a ​child, tells ​tales, they tell someone such as a ​teacher about something ​bad that someone ​else has done: Your ​classmates won't ​trust you if you're always telling ​tales, Alvin.
See also
tell the truth
to ​speakhonestly: How do you ​know she's telling the ​truth?
to tell (you) the truth
to be ​honest: To tell (you) the ​truth, I didn't ​understand a word of what he was saying.

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  • tell verb (KNOW)

B2 [I or T] to ​know, ​recognize, or be ​certain: "He's ​Dutch." "How can you tell?" [+ (that)] I could tell (that) you were ​unhappy.
B2 [T] If something tells you something, it gives you ​information: What does the ​survey tell us about the ​lives of ​teenagers?
tell the difference
C1 to ​notice a ​difference in ​quality between two things: This ​coffee is about ​half the ​price of that one and ​yet you really can't tell the ​difference.
tell sb's fortune (also tell fortunes)
to say what will ​happen in someone's ​future: At the ​fair, there was a ​lady who told ​yourfortune.
tell the time UK (US tell time)
to be ​able to ​understand a ​clock: My ​daughter has just ​learned to tell the ​time.
there is no telling
there is no way of ​knowing: There is no telling what the ​future will ​hold for them.
you never can tell B2 (also you can never tell)
said to ​mean that you can never ​know or be ​certain: Who ​knows what will ​happen to Peter and me in the ​future - you can never tell.

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(Definition of tell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "tell" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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tellverb

 us   /tel/ (past tense and past participle told  /toʊld/ )
  • tell verb (SAY)

[I/T] to say something to someone, esp. to give ​instructions or ​information; ​report: [T] Can you tell me how to get to the ​busstation? [I] She told about her ​travelsoverseas.
  • tell verb (SHOW)

[T] to show or give ​information in ​ways other than ​talking: This ​light tells you when the ​battery is ​low.
  • tell verb (ORDER)

[T] to ​order someone to do something: I told you to be ​home by eleven.
  • tell verb (KNOW)

[I/T] to ​know or ​recognize: [I] It’s hard to tell which is ​better. [T] It’s ​easy to tell a ​robin by ​itsredbreast. [+ (that) clause] I could tell that you were ​unhappy. [T] This one is ​supposed to be ​better, but how can you tell the ​difference?
(Definition of tell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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