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American English: /kəˈmjunəˌkeɪt/
British English: /kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/

Translation of communicate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1
    I can't speak Arabic, so it was difficult for us to communicate
    como no hablo árabe tuvimos dificultades para comunicarnos
    to communicate with somebody
    comunicarse con alguien
    I find it hard to communicate
    me es difícil comunicarme con los demás
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 something) 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
    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.
    also: communicating present participle
    que se comunican
    de comunicación

transitive verb

  • 1 (make known)to communicate something (to somebody)
    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.
  • 2 (transmit)to communicate something to somebody
    transmitirle or comunicarle or contagiarle algo a alguien
    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."
    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.
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