Translation of communicate in Spanish:

communicate

Pronunciation: /kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [person/aircraft] comunicarse* I can't speak Arabic, so it was difficult for us to communicate como no hablo árabe tuvimos dificultades para comunicarnos to communicate with sb comunicarse* con algn I find it hard to communicate me es difícil comunicarme con los demás
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    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (connect) [room]to communicate (with sth) comunicar(se)* (con algo) the bedroom communicates with the bathroom el dormitorio (se) comunica con el cuarto de baño the two rooms/buildings communicate las dos habitaciones/los dos edificios (se) comunican 2.2
    (communicating present participle/participio presente)
    [rooms] que se comunican; [doors] de comunicación
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    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (make known) to communicate sth (to sb) [knowledge/idea] comunicar(le)* algo (a algn) 1.2 (transmit) to communicate sth to sb [feeling] transmitirle or comunicarle* or contagiarle* algo a algn
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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."
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.