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Pronunciation:  ku'myoonu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
  2. [v]  transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
  3. [v]  receive Communion, in the Catholic church
  4. [v]  administer communion; in church
  5. [v]  be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas; "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"
  6. [v]  join or connect; "The rooms communicated"
  7. [v]  transfer to another; "communicate a disease"

COMMUNICATE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: convey, intercommunicate, pass, pass on, put across, transmit
 Antonyms: curse, excommunicate
 See Also: acknowledge, address, aphorise, aphorize, ask, bespeak, call for, carry, come across, come over, commune, communicate, communicate, contact, convey, covenant, deliver, display, enquire, express, fingerspell, gesticulate, gesture, get, get across, get hold of, get through, give, greet, grimace, impart, implant, inform, inquire, interact, intercommunicate, issue, jest, joke, make a face, message, motion, mouth, network, nod, pass, pass on, pay, plant, project, pull a face, put across, put over, quest, radio, reach, receipt, relay, render, request, return, reveal, riddle, semaphore, send a message, share, show, sign, signal, signalise, signalize, speak, talk, telecommunicate, telepathise, telepathize, throw, transfer, transmit, turn to, utter, verbalise, verbalize, whistle, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*mu"ni*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Communicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Communicating}.] [L.
    communicatus, p. p. of communicare to communicate, fr.
    communis common. See {Commune}, v. i.]
    1. To share in common; to participate in. [Obs.]
             To thousands that communicate our loss. --B. Jonson
    2. To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a
       disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of
       a crank.
             Where God is worshiped, there he communicates his
             blessings and holy influences.        --Jer. Taylor.
    3. To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to
       communicate information to any one.
    4. To administer the communion to. [R.]
             She [the church] . . . may communicate him. --Jer.
    Note: This verb was formerly followed by with before the
          person receiving, but now usually takes to after it.
                He communicated those thoughts only with the Lord
                Digby.                             --Clarendon.
    Syn: To impart; bestow; confer; reveal; disclose; tell;
         announce; recount; make known.
    Usage: To {Communicate}, {Impart}, {Reveal}. Communicate is
           the more general term, and denotes the allowing of
           others to partake or enjoy in common with ourselves.
           Impart is more specific. It is giving to others a part
           of what we had held as our own, or making them our
           partners; as, to impart our feelings; to impart of our
           property, etc. Hence there is something more intimate
           in imparting intelligence than in communicating it. To
           reveal is to disclose something hidden or concealed;
           as, to reveal a secret.
  2. \Com*mu"ni*cate\, v. i.
    1. To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to
       have sympathy.
             Ye did communicate with my affliction. --Philip. iv.
    2. To give alms, sympathy, or aid.
             To do good and to communicate forget not. --Heb.
                                                   xiii. 16.
    3. To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as,
       to communicate with another on business; to be connected;
       as, a communicating artery.
             Subjects suffered to communicate and to have
             intercourse of traffic.               --Hakluyt.
             The whole body is nothing but a system of such
             canals, which all communicate with one another.
    4. To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.
             The primitive Christians communicated every day.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
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