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Synonyms for spell out
spell out

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  1. spell outverb


  2. spell outverb

    To form (a word) from its component letters.

    He used Scrabble tiles to spell out I LOVE YOU.


  3. spell outverb

    To explain in a simple and understandable manner.

    I'm sorry but I can't spell it out for you, because the whole issue is not that simple.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. spell outverb

    make explicit; specify in detail

    "You should spell out your demands"


  2. spell outverb

    spell fully and without abbreviating

    "Can you spell out your middle name instead of just giving the initial?"


  3. spell, spell outverb

    orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of

    "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer"

    import, spell, write

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  1. spell out

    interpret, decipher, unfold, read, unriddle, unravel, find out, make out

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How to use spell out in a sentence?

  1. Stanley Kubrick:

    You're free to speculate as you wish about the philosophical and allegorical meaning of the film—and such speculation is one indication that it has succeeded in gripping the audience at a deep level—but I don't want to spell out a verbal road map for 2001 that every viewer will feel obligated to pursue or else fear he's missed the point.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.

  3. Guillaume Debré:

    They are markings on sacred stones, that spell out hate and in this country, we understand what that means and what it can lead to, to my daughters it's just a peaceful area where their family comes from. It's difficult for them to understand that their family, that their grave has become a target of hate.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    I'll spell out where we're at, that we're piling too much dough into a welfare system that's focused on corrective treatment.

  5. Helen Clark:

    These sub-goals spell out in great detail what we need to do so that every year there is stock taking as to what we've been able to do.


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