Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “communicate”

communicate

verb (SHARE INFORMATION)    /kəˈmjuː.nɪ.keɪt/
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
(Definition of communicate verb (SHARE INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of communicate

Definitions of “communicate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More