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Recount vs. Tell

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Recount

To narrate the facts or particulars of
The book recounts the siege of Lisbon.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Communicate information to someone in spoken or written words
We must be told the facts
‘We have nothing in common,’ she told him
He's telling the truth
I told her you were coming
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

To count again.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Decide or determine correctly or with certainty
I couldn't tell if he believed me
You can tell they're in love
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

An additional count, especially a second count of votes cast in an election.
Jun 02, 2022
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Tell

(of an experience or period of time) have a noticeable, typically harmful, effect on someone
The strain of supporting the family was beginning to tell on him
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

Narration, account, description, rendering
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Count (the members of a group)
The shepherd had told all his sheep
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

A counting again, as of votes.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(especially in poker) an unconscious action that is thought to betray an attempted deception.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

To tell; narrate; to relate in detail
The old man recounted the tale of how he caught the big fish.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(in the Middle East) an artificial mound formed by the accumulated remains of ancient settlements.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

(dated) To rehearse; to enumerate.
To recount one's blessings
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To communicate by speech or writing; express with words
She told him that the store was closed. Tell me the truth.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

To count again.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To give a detailed account of; narrate
Told what happened.
Told us a story.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

To count or reckon again.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To notify (someone) of something; inform
He told us of his dream to sail around the world.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.
To all his angels, who, with true applause,Recount his praises.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To make known; disclose or reveal
Tell a secret.
Tell fortunes.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

A counting again, as of votes.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To inform (someone) positively; assure
I tell you, the plan will work.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

An additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To give instructions to; direct
Told the customers to wait in line.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

Narrate or give a detailed account of;
Tell what happened
The father told a story to his child
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To discover by observation; discern
We could tell that he was upset.
Jun 02, 2022

Recount

Count again;
We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To name or number one by one; count
Telling one's blessings.
16 windows, all told.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To relate a story or give an account of an event
The sailor told of having been adrift for days.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong
She promised not to tell on her friend.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To have an effect or impact
In this game every move tells.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

An unintentional or unconsciously exhibited behavior that reveals or betrays one's state of mind, as when playing poker.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

A mound, especially in the Middle East, made up of the remains of a succession of previous settlements.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To count, reckon, or enumerate.
All told, there were over a dozen.
Can you tell time on a clock?
He had untold wealth.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To narrate.
I want to tell a story;
I want to tell you a story.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To convey by speech; to say.
Finally, someone told him the truth.
He seems to like to tell lies.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(transitive) To instruct or inform.
Please tell me how to do it.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(transitive) To order; to direct, to say to someone.
Tell him to go away.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To discern, notice, identify or distinguish.
Can you tell whether those flowers are real or silk, from this distance?
No, there's no way to tell.
I can tell you're upset.
An expert can tell an original from a forgery.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(transitive) To reveal.
Time will tell what became of him.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(intransitive) To be revealed.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(intransitive) To have an effect, especially a noticeable one; to be apparent, to be demonstrated.
Sir Gerald was moving slower; his wounds were beginning to tell.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To use (beads or similar objects) as an aid to prayer.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To inform someone in authority about a wrongdoing.
I saw you steal those sweets! I'm telling!
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To reveal information in prose through outright expository statement -- contrasted with show
Maria rewrote the section of her novel that talked about Meg and Sage's friendship to have less telling and more showing.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

A reflexive, often habitual behavior, especially one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (such as a poker game or police interrogation), that reveals information that the person exhibiting the behavior is attempting to withhold.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(archaic) That which is told; a tale or account.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room; a whisper.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

(archaeology) A hill or mound, originally and especially in the Middle East, over or consisting of the ruins of ancient settlements.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
He telleth the number of the stars.
Tell the joints of the body.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
Of which I shall tell all the array.
And not a man appears to tell their fate.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
A secret pilgrimage,That you to-day promised to tell me of?
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To order; to request; to command.
He told her not to be frightened.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
I ne told no dainity of her love.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To give an account; to make report.
That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.
Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

That which is told; tale; account.
I am at the end of my tell.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

A hill or mound.
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

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)
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Express in words;
He said that he wanted to marry her
Tell me what is bothering you
State your opinion
State your name
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Let something be known;
Tell them that you will be late
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Narrate or give a detailed account of;
Tell what happened
The father told a story to his child
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

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
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Discern or comprehend;
He could tell that she was unhappy
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Inform positively and with certainty and confidence;
I tell you that man is a crook!
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Give evidence;
He was telling on all his former colleague
Jun 02, 2022

Tell

Mark as different;
We distinguish several kinds of maple
Jun 02, 2022

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