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Definition of "communicate" []

  • To convey information about; make known; impart: communicated his views to our office. (verb-transitive)
  • To reveal clearly; manifest: Her disapproval communicated itself in her frown. (verb-transitive)
  • To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit: a carrier who communicated typhus. (verb-transitive)
  • To have an interchange, as of ideas. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood: "That ability to communicate was strange in a man given to long, awkward silences” ( Anthony Lewis). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "communicate" in a sentence
  • "—STEVE CASE, CHAIRMAN, AMERICA ONLINE he root of the word communicate, the Latin communis, means to partake or share, the same as in words like community and communion."
  • "I also compile lots of research to back or inform the ideas that I hope to communicate from a more personal perspective."
  • ""I think the ability to communicate is often referred to and talked about and is vital to success, but I think that it may even be trumped by the ability to listen and hear from what your players are experiencing and make judgments on that to move forward.""