What does tell mean?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To count, reckon, or enumerate.
  2. (transitive) To narrate.
  3. (transitive) To convey by speech; to say.
  4. (transitive) To instruct or inform.
  5. (transitive) To order; to direct, to say to someone.
  6. (intransitive) To discern, notice, identify or distinguish.
  7. (transitive) To reveal.
  8. (intransitive) To be revealed.
  9. (intransitive) To have an effect, especially a noticeable one; to be apparent, to be demonstrated.
  10. (transitive) To use beads or similar objects as an aid to prayer.
  11. (childish) To inform someone in authority about a wrongdoing.
Noun
  1. A reflexive, often habitual behavior, especially one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (such as a poker game or police interrogation), that reveals information that the person exhibiting the behavior is attempting to withhold.
  2. (archaic) That which is told; a tale or account.
  3. (Internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room; a whisper.
Noun
  1. (archaeology) A mound, originally in the Middle East, over or consisting of the ruins of ancient settlements.
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