- to impart knowledge of; make known: to communicate information; to communicate one's happiness.
- to give to another; impart; transmit: to communicate a disease.
- to administer the Eucharist to.
- Archaic. to share in or partake of.
- to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like, by writing, speaking, etc.: They communicate with each other every day.
- to express thoughts, feelings, or information easily or effectively.
- to be joined or connected: The rooms communicated by means of a hallway.
- to partake of the Eucharist.
- Obsolete. to take part or participate.
Origin of communicate
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Examples from the Web for communicated
Throughout the shooting of To Russia With Love, Gonick and Vlad communicated through, of all things, the gay hookup app Grindr.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?
October 29, 2014
Back in the day, those forums were the ways you communicated information.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy
October 17, 2014
He also demonstrated how he communicated via WhatsApp with a Jordanian ISIS rep in Syria.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door
September 18, 2014
One such message was communicated by a Tweet from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.'Genie, You're Free': Suicide Is Not Liberation
August 12, 2014
When the teenager was 14 or 15, the suit contends, Goddard communicated that he loved John Doe.Exclusive: Bryan Singer Faces New Teen Sex Assault Lawsuit
May 4, 2014
He had communicated with Mr Clayton's church for many years.
This communicated itself visually to all the animals in sight.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Miss Strictland communicated her discovery immediately to my father.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
The result of their debate, I suppose, will somehow or other be communicated to me by-and-by.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I communicated with the old colonel, asking permission to see you.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
- 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
Word Origin and History for communicated
1520s, "to impart" (information, etc.), from Latin communicatus, past participle of communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Meaning "to share, transmit" (diseases, etc.) is from 1530s. Related: Communicated; communicating.