communicate

[[t]kəmju͟ːnɪkeɪt[/t]]
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communicates, communicating, communicated
1) V-RECIP If you communicate with someone, you share or exchange information with them, for example by speaking, writing, or using equipment. You can also say that two people communicate.

[V with n] My natural mother has never communicated with me...

[pl-n V with pron-recip] Officials of the CIA depend heavily on electronic mail to communicate with each other...

[pl-n V] They communicated in sign language.

Derived words:
communication N-UNCOUNT oft N with/between n

Lithuania hasn't had any direct communication with Moscow.

...use of the radio telephone for communication between controllers and pilots...

We were in communication with each other.

2) VERB If you communicate information, a feeling, or an idea to someone, you let them know about it.

[V n to n] They successfully communicate their knowledge to others...

[V n to n] The results will be communicated to parents...

[V n] People must communicate their feelings.

3) V-RECIP If one person communicates with another, they successfully make each other aware of their feelings and ideas. You can also say that two people communicate.

[V with n] He was never good at communicating with the players...

[pl-n V with pron-recip] Family therapy showed us how to communicate with each other.

[pl-n V] ...considerate individuals who can communicate and work in a team.

Derived words:
communication N-UNCOUNT oft N with/between n

There was a tremendous lack of communication between us...

Good communication with people around you could prove difficult.

...communication skills.

communicator plural N-COUNT

She's a good communicator.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • communicate — [kə myo͞o′ni kāt΄] vt. communicated, communicating [< L communicatus, pp. of communicare, to impart, share, lit., to make common < communis,COMMON] 1. to pass along; impart; transmit (as heat, motion, or a disease) 2. to make known; give… …   English World dictionary

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