(tr, adverb) to distinguish between; discerncan you tell the twins apart?
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discriminate, separate, extricate, comprehend, understand, discern, segregate, evaluate, specify, assess, divide, recognize, characterize, qualify, identify, differentiate, determine, categorize, analyze, know
- tell a thing or two,
- tell el amarna,
- tell it like it is,
- tell it to the marines,
- tell me,
- tell off
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Discern or distinguish, as in It's hard to tell the twins apart. [First half of 1900s]
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