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  • 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)
  • mark as different
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • give evidence
    • he was telling on all his former colleague
  • inform positively and with certainty and confidence
    • I tell you that man is a crook!
  • discern or comprehend
    • He could tell that she was unhappy
  • 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
  • narrate or give a detailed account of
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child
  • let something be known
    • Tell them that you will be late
  • express in words
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
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