Definition of Communicate

1. Verb. Transmit information. "They Communicate the information to them"; "Pass along the good news"

2. Verb. Transmit thoughts or feelings. "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

3. Verb. Transfer to another. "They Communicate the information to them"; "Communicate a disease"
Exact synonyms: Convey, Transmit
Specialized synonyms: Pass, Pass Along, Pass On, Put Across
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Derivative terms: Communication, Transmissible, Transmissible, Transmission, Transmitter

4. Verb. Join or connect. "The rooms communicated"
Generic synonyms: Intercommunicate
Derivative terms: Communication

5. Verb. Be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas. "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"
Specialized synonyms: Message
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Communicating, Communication, Communication, Communicative, Communicator, Communicatory

6. Verb. Administer Communion; in church.
Related verbs: Commune
Generic synonyms: Covenant
Derivative terms: Communication
Antonyms: Excommunicate

7. Verb. Receive Communion, in the Catholic church.
Exact synonyms: Commune
Generic synonyms: Covenant
Derivative terms: Communion, Communication

Definition of Communicate

1. v. t. To share in common; to participate in.

2. v. i. To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.

Definition of Communicate

1. Verb. (transitive now formal) To impart or transmit (to another); to give a share of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To impart information or knowledge of; to make known, to tell. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive archaic) To share (in); to have in common, to partake of. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To receive or take part in Holy Communion. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information. ¹

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Definition of Communicate


Lexicographical Neighbors of Communicate

communicable disease
communicable disease control
communicable scale
communicating artery
communicating branch
communicating branch of chorda tympani to lingual nerve
communicating branch of facial nerve with glossopharyngeal nerve
communicating branch of facial nerve with tympanic plexus
communicating branch of glossopharyngeal nerve with auricular branch of vagus nerve
communicating branch of lacrimal nerve with zygomatic nerve
communicating branch of median nerve with ulnar nerve

Literary usage of Communicate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1921)
"He has no authority to communicate his sentiments to the people by publications, either in manuscript or in print, and any attempt to do so is contempt of ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"... is also requested to communicate to the nearest male relative of lieutenant ... ander the command of Captain Perry, and to communicate to him the deep ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"... to communicate personally to Cromwell ' a busi- .ht;, TOL. XXVIII. ness of far greater importance wholy concerning your owne person and ..."

4. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER III That it is profitable to Communicate often The Voice of the Disciple BEHOLD I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, ..."

5. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"And во, on leaving this assembly, hu took hi* departure immediately, that ho might be thought to communicate every thing to him ; nt the same time that ho ..."

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