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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytell of
he/she/ittells of
present participletelling of
past tensetold of
past participletold of
  1. 1
    tell someone of something formal to inform someone about something

    She told us of her doubts regarding the policy.

    I was told of his death by a fellow officer.

  2. 2
    tell of something mainly literary to mention or talk about something

    old legends that tell of a mysterious city beneath the ocean

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