Synonyms of told


1. state, say, tell, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

2. tell, inform

usage: let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

3. tell, narrate, recount, recite, inform

usage: narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

4. order, tell, enjoin, say, request

usage: 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"

5. tell, guess, infer

usage: discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"

6. assure, tell, affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

usage: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

7. tell, evidence, inform

usage: give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"

8. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart, identify, place

usage: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

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Definition and meaning of told (Dictionary)