Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tell_on

2 senses of tell on

Sense 1
denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag -- (give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 2
tell on -- (produce an effect or strain on somebody; "Each step told on his tired legs")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

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