[ kuh-myoo-ni-keyt ]
/ k蓹藞myu n瑟藢ke瑟t /
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Origin of communicate

1520鈥30; <Latin comm奴nic膩tus, past participle of comm奴nic膩re to impart, make common, equivalent to comm奴n(is) common + -ic膩re v. suffix

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1. Communicate, impart denote giving to a person or thing a part or share of something, now usually something immaterial, as knowledge, thoughts, hopes, qualities, or properties. Communicate, the more common word, implies often an indirect or gradual transmission: to communicate information by means of letters, telegrams, etc.; to communicate one's wishes to someone else. Impart usually implies directness of action: to impart information.

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British Dictionary definitions for communicate

/ (k蓹藞mju藧n瑟藢ke瑟t) /

to impart (knowledge) or exchange (thoughts, feelings, or ideas) by speech, writing, gestures, etc
(tr usually foll by to) to allow (a feeling, emotion, etc) to be sensed (by), willingly or unwillingly; transmit (to)the dog communicated his fear to the other animals
(intr) to have a sympathetic mutual understanding
(intr usually foll by with) to make or have a connecting passage or route; connect
(tr) to transmit (a disease); infect
(intr) Christianity to receive or administer Communion

Derived forms of communicate

communicator, nouncommunicatory, adjective

Word Origin for communicate

C16: from Latin comm奴nic膩re to share, from comm奴nis common
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