- 1Share or exchange information, news, or ideas: the prisoner was forbidden to communicate with his familyMore example sentences
liaise, be in touch, be in contact, be in communication, make contact, have dealings, interface, commune, meet, meet up; talk, speak, converse, chat, have a conversation, have a chat, have a discussion; North American visitBritish • informal have a chinwag
- Neither system could communicate with or share operating information with the other.
- It's too bad that private businesses don't know how to communicate with their employees, especially the ones that are in business already.
- Overall, then, the Internet is becoming a key means by which Canadians obtain information and communicate with one another.
- 1.1 [with object] Impart or pass on (information, news, or ideas): he communicated his findings to the inspectorMore example sentences
- The job is to try to communicate facts and factual information about these issues.
- In generating sales through good information or communicating internal news and directives, the newsletter has no peer.
- The media have always been and will continue to be the most important tool for communicating ideas and educating the public about ongoing problems.
- 1.2 [with object] Convey or transmit (an emotion or feeling) in a non-verbal way: the ability of good teachers to communicate their own enthusiasm his sudden fear communicated itselfMore example sentences
- An artist uses his work to communicate his feelings, emotions and understanding of a situation.
- They place value on whether they have been successful in communicating their feelings, in conveying their message, on seeing that others understand them.
- But the real heart of most advertising messages conveys information or communicates a feeling about the product or service being advertised.
- 1.3Succeed in conveying one’s ideas or in evoking understanding in others: a politician must have the ability to communicateMore example sentences
get one's ideas across, get one's message across, make oneself understood, explain oneself, get through to someone, have one's say; be articulate, be fluent, be eloquent
- Sitting at a lunch counter or staging a press conference are not conventional, but they succeeded in communicating to an audience that was not willing to listen.
- His greatest gift was his ability to communicate, and he always conveyed a sense of optimism about his country and its people.
- They develop their ability to communicate and express their ideas and opinions in a productive and appropriate way.
- 1.4(Of two people) be able to share and understand each other’s thoughts and feelings: we don’t seem to be communicating—we need a break from each otherMore example sentences
- They need to be able to communicate well with each other - not just about the positive aspects of their work but also to tackle problems as well;
- It is how you learn to communicate, to understand each other.
- She and I haven't ever really been able to communicate with each other.
- 2 [with object] Pass on (an infectious disease) to another person or animal: the disease is communicated from one person to anotherMore example sentences
- The Act was passed merely for sanitary purposes, in order to prevent animals in a state of infectious disease from communicating it to other animals with which they might come in contact.
- Are afraid to actually touch the papers, because they're afraid that anthrax can be communicated.
- There had been "no exports of live birds or breeder eggs which could have communicated the virus to turkeys at the affected farm in East Anglia."
- 2.1Transmit (heat or motion): the heat is communicated through a small brass gratingMore example sentences
- Each arises from three cells: one forming the bristle, one forming the socket out of which the bristle grows, and one forming the nerve cell that communicates bristle motion to the central nervous system.
- This elementary particle allegedly communicates gravitational forces throughout the universe.
- 3 (often as adjective communicating) (Of two rooms) have a common connecting door: he went into the communicating room to pick up the phoneMore example sentences
- Without a word, she floated past me and tiptoed to the door that communicated with her room, opened it a crack, listened.
- If this was the location of the door, then it communicated directly with the room or space west of the northern kitchen, rather than directly with the northern kitchen.
- All rooms communicate directly with this central space.
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- It also muddles effective communication by confusing the communicators themselves about just what it is they are trying to say or accomplish.
- The best leaders are excellent communicators who can get their teams to share their vision and drive forward for the benefit of their companies and themselves.
- I've personally heard both clerics speaking publicly, and both are very good communicators of their particular messages.
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- And as students have taken on the notion of the communications-driven future more significantly, they have sought to apply some of that focus to the communicatory aspects of the creative arts.
- So far, models have not included contingencies among the four possible outcomes of any communicatory interaction as required by adopting the full implications of signal detection.
- Rather than looking at the surviving written texts themselves, one can try to analyze the descriptions of communicatory acts contained in them.
early 16th century: from Latin communicat- 'shared', from the verb communicare, from communis (see common).