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communicateverb

uk   /kəˈmjuː.nɪ.keɪt/ us   /kəˈmjuː.nə.keɪt/
  • 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.
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.

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  • communicate verb (DISEASE)

[T] specialized medical to pass a disease from one person or animal to another
(Definition of communicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"communicate" in American English

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communicateverb [I/T]

us   /kəˈmju·nɪˌkeɪt/
to give messages or information to others through speech, writing, body movements, or signals: [T] She said we should communicate our requests in writing rather than over the telephone.
If two people communicate with each other, they are able to understand each other and have a satisfactory relationship: [I] The play deals with the inability of people to communicate with the people they love.
(Definition of communicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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