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Definition 1: make explicit; specify in detail - [verb of communication]

Samples where spell out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should spell out your demands

(spell out is a kind of ...) be specific about

"Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

Definition 2: orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of - [verb of communication]

Samples where spell out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for spell out in the sense of this definition

(spell out is a kind of ...) repeat aloud from memory

"she recited a poem" "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"

(... is a kind of spell out ) spell incorrectly

Definition 3: spell fully and without abbreviating - [verb of creation]

Samples where spell out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(spell out is a kind of ...) write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)

"He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

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