What does communicate mean?

Definitions for communicate
kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪtcom·mu·ni·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put acrossverb

    transmit information

    "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"

  2. communicate, intercommunicateverb

    transmit thoughts or feelings

    "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

  3. convey, transmit, communicateverb

    transfer to another

    "communicate a disease"

  4. communicateverb

    join or connect

    "The rooms communicated"

  5. communicateverb

    be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas

    "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"

  6. communicateverb

    administer Communion; in church

  7. commune, communicateverb

    receive Communion, in the Catholic church

Wiktionary

  1. communicateverb

    To impart or transmit (to another); to give a share of.

  2. communicateverb

    To impart information or knowledge of; to make known, to tell.

    It is vital that I communicate this information to you.

  3. communicateverb

    To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.

    We shall now consider those functions of intelligence which man communicates with the higher beasts.

  4. communicateverb

    To receive or take part in Holy Communion.

    She attended church, but did not communicate at mass.

  5. communicateverb

    To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.

  6. Etymology: From communicatus, perfect passive participle of communico, from communis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To COMMUNICATEverb

    Etymology: communico, Latin.

    Common benefits are to be communicated with all, but peculiar benefits with choice. Francis Bacon, Essay 13.

    Where God is worshipped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.

    Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee?
    But Diomede desires my company,
    And still communicates his praise with me. John Dryden, Fables.

    I learned diligently, and do communicate wisdom liberally: I do not hide her riches. Wisd. vii. 13.

    Charles the hardy would communicate his secrets with none; and least of all, those secrets which troubled him most. Francis Bacon.

    He communicated those thoughts only with the lord Digby, the lord Colepeper, and the chancellor of the exchequer. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    A journey of much adventure, which, to shew the strength of his privacy, had been before not communicated with any other. Henry Wotton.

    Let him, that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth. Gal. vi. 6.

    His majesty frankly promised, that he could not, in any degree, communicate to any person the matter, before he had taken and communicated to them his own resolutions. Edward Hyde.

    Those who speak in publick, are better heard when they discourse by a lively genius and ready memory, than when they read all they would communicate to their hearers. Isaac Watts.

  2. To Communicateverb

    The primitive Christians communicated every day. Taylor.

    The whole body is nothing but a system of such canals, which all communicate with one another, mediately or immediately. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communicateverb

    to share in common; to participate in

  2. Communicateverb

    to impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank

  3. Communicateverb

    to make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one

  4. Communicateverb

    to administer the communion to

  5. Communicateverb

    to share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy

  6. Communicateverb

    to give alms, sympathy, or aid

  7. Communicateverb

    to have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery

  8. Communicateverb

    to partake of the Lord's supper; to commune

Freebase

  1. Communicate

    Communicate, released on 12 October 2001, is the second album by New Zealand rock band The Feelers. Singles include "Communicate", "As Good As It Gets", "Astronaut", "Fishing for Lisa", "The Web" and "Anniversary". It has sold over twice platinum on the New Zealand music charts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Communicate

    kom-ū′ni-kāt, v.t. to give a share of, impart: to reveal: to bestow.—v.i. to have something in common with another: to have communication: to have intercourse: to partake of Holy Communion.—ns. Communicabil′ity, Commū′nicableness, the state of being communicable.—adj. Commū′nicable, that may be communicated: affable.—adv. Commū′nicably.—ns. Commū′nicant, one who partakes of Holy Communion; Communicā′tion, act of communicating: that which is communicated: intercourse: correspondence: a means of communicating, a connecting passage or channel.—adj. Commū′nicative, inclined to communicate or give information: unreserved.—adv. Commū′nicatively.—n. Commū′nicativeness, the quality of being communicative.—adj. Commū′nicatory, imparting knowledge. [L. communicāre, -ātum, from communis.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. communicate

    To use any means or method to convey information of any kind from one person or place to another.

Editors Contribution

  1. communicate

    To express data, information, facts, proof, language or words through collective consciousness, our soul, technology or telepathy at superluminal speed.

    We do communicate using telepathy, technology and our soul as we are all connected through our souls on planet earth and we know it.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 7, 2020  


  2. communicate

    To express data, information, facts, proof, language or words through the voice or senses.

    They did communicate information between each other, only what they needed to know


    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020  


  3. communicate

    To share data, proof, information, facts, statistics, wisdom or knowledge.

    They were very able to communicate effectively.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communicate' in Verbs Frequency: #621

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of communicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of communicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of communicate in a Sentence

  1. Roz Rothstein:

    Its inability to condemn the antisemitism present here without simultaneously including in its statement other forms of discrimination not currently at issue, only serves to further marginalize the Jewish members of the school’s community. The administration has a crucialopportunitytoshow moral leadership and communicate to its Jewish students, staff and faculty that they are equally valued members on this campus because antisemitism and discrimination like this will not be tolerated.

  2. Dana Litt of the Center:

    One thing parents can do is work with their teens on media literacy techniques to help them view ads critically, for example, discussing who created or paid for the ad, what the ad is targeted to do, and whether the ad shows the full range of alcohol-related consequences( i.e. does it show anything bad about alcohol) may be useful topics to start a conversation and help your teen better understand that alcohol ads communicate the advertiser’s point of view and learn how to challenge what an ad is saying.

  3. Peter Neilley:

    It's really important to get the forecast right, but it's also really important to communicate the certainty of the forecast so there aren't those 36-hour lags.

  4. Rylee Albrecht:

    The Quest 2's also like this new frontier of their social lives, where they're learning to communicate, we work in a remote world. They have to learn those skills, too.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    They come from our faith, if we get these right, then we will fulfill our constitutional responsibilities and this will continue to be the most exceptional nation in the history of civilization. That's what I hope to communicate on Monday.

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Translations for communicate

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  • تفاهمArabic
  • причастя́вам се, съобща́вам, общувам, предава́мBulgarian
  • komunikovatCzech
  • mitteilen, verständigen, kommunizierenGerman
  • comulgar, compartir, comunicarSpanish
  • communiquerFrench
  • iompairIrish
  • 連絡をとる, 通じる, 伝えるJapanese
  • 의사소통하다Korean
  • meedelen, communiceren, mededelenDutch
  • comunicarPortuguese
  • уведомля́ть, причаща́ться, причасти́ться, уве́домить, переда́ть, сообща́ть, сообщи́ть, обща́ться, передава́тьRussian
  • kommuniceraSwedish
  • بات چیتUrdu
  • liên lạcVietnamese

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. arbitrary
    • B. eloquent
    • C. occlusive
    • D. proprietary

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