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What is the opposite of tell?

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Opposite of to give an account of
“Stay awhile and listen!”
Opposite of 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.”
Opposite of to order or advise someone to do something
“Why is it so difficult for you to obey my instructions?”
Opposite of to decide or determine correctly or with certainty
“I figure that this might be a big problem.”
Opposite of to make a promise
“In the truck, Mardukas accuses Walsh of deceiving him first.”
Opposite of to discover, distinguish, or discern
“When the headings and dates have been lost it is easy to confuse the two sets of returns.”
(tell on) Opposite of to impact or take its toll on
“A nice and relaxing holiday would alleviate Katie from anxiety.”
Opposite of to reveal secrets or gossip
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“He may withhold what he regards as his most powerful secrets to maintain a competitive advantage over the other students.”
Opposite of to find the sum of (a collection of things)
“If it is a number between 1 and 10, I am going to guess 5.”
Opposite of to make someone (or a group) familiar with or knowledgeable about something
Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
Opposite of to stipulate action to be taken as an order or instruction
Opposite of to reveal confidential or personal information
Opposite of to learn or come to an awareness of something
Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
Opposite of to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
Opposite of to feel, notice or detect with one's senses
“He would miss most of the show because he was distracted by his phone.”
Opposite of to impart information or knowledge to
Opposite of to have significance or be influential in a matter or decision
Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
Opposite of to command that something be done
“I ask that you reconsider your position on the verdict.”
Opposite of to inform someone in advance of a possible danger or problem
Opposite of to perceive information through one's senses
“You are usually a perceptive person, so I'm not sure how you were able to miss the cues that she was depressed.”
Opposite of to betray the secrets of, or to inform on someone
“The letter shows how far she is willing to defend him, despite her strong suspicions of his guilt of earlier crimes.”
Opposite of to give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something)
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