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Definizione monolingua e traduzione tell



Inglese grammatica

tell


Verb

tell (third-person singular simple present tells, present participle telling, simple past and past participle told)


  1. (rare or archaic) To count or enumerate.
    All told, there were over a dozen.
    • 1875, Hugh MacMillan, The Sunday Magazine:
      Only He who made them can tell the number of the stars, and mark the place of each in the order of the one great dominant spiral.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      And in his lap a masse of coyne he told, / And turned vpsidowne, to feede his eye / A couetous desire with his huge threasury.
  2. (transitive) To narrate.
    I want to tell a story.
    I want to tell you a story.
  3. (transitive) To convey by speech; to say.
    Finally, someone told him the truth.
    He seems to like to tell lies.
  4. (transitive) To instruct or inform.
    Please tell me the time.
  5. (transitive) To order; to direct.
    Tell him to go away.
  6. (transitive) To discern, notice, identify or distinguish.
    Can you tell whether those flowers are real or silk, from this distance?
    No, theres no way to tell.
  7. (transitive) To reveal.
    Time will tell what became of him.
  8. (intransitive) To be revealed.
    • 1990, Stephen Coonts, Under Siege, 1991 Pocket Books edition, ISBN 0671742949, page 409:
      Cherry looks old, Mergenthaler told himself. His age is telling. Querulous — thats the word. Hes become a whining, querulous old man absorbed with trivialities.
  9. (intransitive) to be apparent, to be demonstrated.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, BBC Sport:
      But Englands superior fitness told in the second half, with Delon Armitage, Manu Tuilagi and Chris Ashton (two) going over for tries to secure a bonus-point win.
Noun

tell (plural tells)


  1. A reflexive, often habitual behavior, esp. one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (e.g., a poker game or police interrogation), that reveals (gives away) information that the person exhibiting the behavior is attempting to withhold.
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