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communicate ( comunicarse )


verb \kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkāt\

: to give information about (something) to someone by speaking, writing, moving your hands, etc.

: to get someone to understand your thoughts or feelings

medical : to pass (a disease) from one person or animal to another


transitive verb

1 archaic : share

2 a : to convey knowledge of or information about : make known <communicate a story>

b : to reveal by clear signs <his fear communicated itself to his friends>

3: to cause to pass from one to another <some diseases are easily communicated>

intransitive verb

1: to receive Communion

2: to transmit information, thought, or feeling so that it is satisfactorily received or understood <two sides failing to communicate with each other>

3: to open into each other : connect <the rooms communicate>


  1. He was asked to communicate the news to the rest of the people.
  2. She communicated her ideas to the group.
  3. The two computers are able to communicate directly with one another.
  4. The pilot communicated with the airport just before the crash.
  5. The couple has trouble communicating.
  6. the challenge of getting the two groups to communicate with each other
  7. We communicate a lot of information through body language.
  8. He communicated his dissatisfaction to the staff.
  9. If you're excited about the product, your enthusiasm will communicate itself to customers.

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