What is the opposite of telling?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a marked effect or impact
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Opposite of revealing information in an indirect manner
Adjective
Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
Adjective
Opposite of signifying or carrying a special meaning
“His mind wandered as he stared straight through me with a blank look.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
Adjective
Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness of something
Adjective
Opposite of producing strong feelings and emotions
Adjective
Opposite of convincing or effective
Adjective
Opposite of having significant importance or value
“Don't simply opt for apparently powerful but ultimately empty, meaningless rhetoric.”
Adjective
Opposite of showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
Adjective
Opposite of concise and meaningful
Adjective
Opposite of serving as conclusive evidence of something
Adjective
Opposite of producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy
“The poem depicts a character in unemotional scenes, and it affords a model of normal morality.”
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Opposite of the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown
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Opposite of an enumeration or listing of connected names, facts, or events
Noun
Opposite of new information
Noun
Opposite of a practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
Noun
Opposite of admittance of information
Noun
Opposite of an act of determining the total of something
“I have no prior expertise in the field, and it is only an estimate, but I would put the cost around eight hundred dollars for the repairs.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give an account of
“Stay awhile and listen!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to communicate information to someone in spoken or written words
“It is very easy to miscommunicate directions for using resources, so choose your words wisely.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to order or advise someone to do something
“Why is it so difficult for you to obey my instructions?”
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Opposite of present participle for to decide or determine correctly or with certainty
“I figure that this might be a big problem.”
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Opposite of present participle for to make a promise
“In the truck, Mardukas accuses Walsh of deceiving him first.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to discover, distinguish, or discern
“When the headings and dates have been lost it is easy to confuse the two sets of returns.”
Verb
(tell on) Opposite of present participle for to impact or take its toll on
“A nice and relaxing holiday would alleviate Katie from anxiety.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reveal secrets or gossip
“He may withhold what he regards as his most powerful secrets to maintain a competitive advantage over the other students.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to find the sum of (a collection of things)
“If it is a number between 1 and 10, I am going to guess 5.”
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