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 for Told
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tell \Tell\ (t[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Told (t[=o]ld); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Telling.] [AS. tellan, from talu tale, number,
     speech; akin to D. tellen to count, G. z[aum]hlen, OHG.
     zellen to count, tell, say, Icel. telja, Dan. tale to speak,
     t[ae]lle to count. See Tale that which is told.]
     1. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to
        enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell
        money. "An heap of coin he told." --Spenser.
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              He telleth the number of the stars.   --Ps. cxlvii.
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              Tell the joints of the body.          --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to
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              Of which I shall tell all the array.  --Chaucer.
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              And not a man appears to tell their fate. --Pope.
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     3. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
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              Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
                                                    --Gen. xii.
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     4. To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to
        teach; to inform.
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              A secret pilgrimage,
              That you to-day promised to tell me of? --Shak.
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     5. To order; to request; to command.
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              He told her not to be frightened.     --Dickens.
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     6. To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to
        find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color
        ends and the other begins.
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     7. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to
        estimate. [Obs.]
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              I ne told no dainity of her love.     --Chaucer.
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     Note: Tell, though equivalent in some respect to speak and
           say, has not always the same application. We say, to
           tell truth or falsehood, to tell a number, to tell the
           reasons, to tell something or nothing; but we never
           say, to tell a speech, discourse, or oration, or to
           tell an argument or a lesson. It is much used in
           commands; as, tell me the whole story; tell me all you
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     To tell off, to count; to divide. --Sir W. Scott.
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     Syn: To communicate; impart; reveal; disclose; inform;
          acquaint; report; repeat; rehearse; recite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Told \Told\ (t[=o]ld),
     imp. & p. p. of Tell.
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From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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