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English definition of “communicate”

communicate

verb uk   /kəˈmjuː.nɪ.keɪt/ us  

communicate verb (SHARE INFORMATION)

B1 [I or T] to share information with others by speaking, writing, moving your body, or using other signals: We can now communicate instantly with people on the other side of the world. Unable to speak a word of the language, he communicated with (= using) his hands. Has the news been communicated to the staff yet? As an actor he could communicate a whole range of emotions.Communicating and keeping in touch B2 [I] to talk about your thoughts and feelings, and help other people to understand them: I find I just can't communicate with her.Empathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassionCommunicating and keeping in touch

communicate verb (DISEASE)

[T] specialized medical to pass a disease from one person or animal to anotherPassing on illness and causing disease

communicate verb (ROOMS)

[I] formal If one room communicates with another, it connects with it through a door: The bedroom communicates with both bathroom and hall. communicating roomsConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
(Definition of communicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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