Tell is defined as to communicate in words.(verb)
An example of to tell is to provide someone with information about a crime scene.
See tell in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tellen < OE tellan, lit., to calculate, reckon < Gmc *taljan > Ger zahl, number: see tale
Origin: Ar tall, a mound
See tell in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb told told (tōld), tell·ing, tells verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English tellen
Origin: , from Old English tellan; see del-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Arabic tall; see tll in Semitic roots.
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