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communicate

[ kuh-myoo-ni-keyt ]
/ kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), com·mu·ni·cat·ed, com·mu·ni·cat·ing.

verb (used without object), com·mu·ni·cat·ed, com·mu·ni·cat·ing.

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Origin of communicate

1520–30; <Latin commūnicātus, past participle of commūnicāre to impart, make common, equivalent to commūn(is) common + -icāre v. suffix
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

communicate
/ (kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt) /

verb

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
communicator, nouncommunicatory, adjective
C16: from Latin commūnicāre to share, from commūnis common
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