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communicate

com·mu·ni·cate

communicate

 
 
pronunciation:
k myu nih keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: communicated, communicates, communicating
definition 1: to impart.
The letter is short, but it communicates the message.
synonyms:
convey, impart, inform, relate, tell
similar words:
advise, apprise, carry, contact, disclose, disseminate, express, give, notify, say, signify, speak, talk, transmit, voice
definition 2: to transmit to another, esp. a disease.
The disease is communicated from one person to another through the air.
synonyms:
transmit
similar words:
contact, disseminate, infect, spread
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to exchange thoughts, ideas, or information.
We didn't speak each other's language well, so we sometimes had trouble communicating.My colleagues and I communicate most often by e-mail.
 
synonyms:
relate, speak, talk
similar words:
advise, commune, converse, inform, say, tell
definition 2: to express one's thoughts and feelings.
When she's upset, she needs to communicate.Some people are more able to communicate with a stranger than with people they are close to.
similar words:
commune, inform, speak
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derivation: communicator (n.)
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