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vt.& vi. 分辨，辨别;告诉，吩咐;泄漏;保证;
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)
express in words;
"He said that he wanted to marry her"
"tell me what is bothering you"
"state your opinion"
"state your name"
let something be known;
"Tell them that you will be late"
narrate or give a detailed account of;
"Tell what happened"
"The father told a story to his child"
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"
discern or comprehend;
"He could tell that she was unhappy"
inform positively and with certainty and confidence;
"I tell you that man is a crook!"
"he was telling on all his former colleague"
mark as different;
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
foretell vt. 预言，预示;
retell vt. （以不同的方式或语言）复述，重述;
teller n. 出纳员;叙述者;银行柜员机;计票人;
telling adj. 有效的;显著的;生动的;说明问题的; v. 讲述( tell的现在分词);告诉;
telltale adj. 搬弄是非的;（机械装置）起监督作用的;泄露秘密的;能说明问题的; n. 搬弄是非者;指示器;<海>舵角指示器;警告悬条标（铁路用标志，表示前有旱桥等）;
tellurian n. 地球上的居住者; adj. 地球上的;
telluric adj. 地球的，地上的;
telluride n. 碲化物;
tellurion n. 地球仪;
tellurium n. 碲;
tellurometer n. 微波测距仪;
tellurous adj. （含）碲的，（含）亚碲的;
telly n. <口>电视;
tell off 责备，斥责;分派;
tell of 告诉（某人）有关…的情况[信息]，谈及;
tell tales v. 揭人隐私，搬弄是非;搬唇递舌;搬口弄舌;
tell time 报时;
tell from 辨别;
tell noses v. 数人数;
William Tell 威廉？泰尔;
tell .about 叙述;
tell apart 辨别，分别;
tell on 告发;产生（坏的）影响;
overlap tell [计] 重叠命令;