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VERB (7)

1. transmit information ;
- Example: "Please communicate this message to all employees"
- Example: "pass along the good news"
[syn: communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across]

2. transmit thoughts or feelings;
- Example: "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
[syn: communicate, intercommunicate]

3. transfer to another;
- Example: "communicate a disease"
[syn: convey, transmit, communicate]

4. join or connect;
- Example: "The rooms communicated"

5. be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas;
- Example: "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"
- Example: "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"

6. administer Communion; in church;

7. receive Communion, in the Catholic church;
[syn: commune, communicate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Communicate \Com*mu"ni*cate\ (k[o^]m*m[=u]"n[i^]*k[=a]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Communicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Communicating.] [L. communicatus, p. p. of communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Commune, v. i.] 1. To share in common; to participate in. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To thousands that communicate our loss. --B. Jonson [1913 Webster] 2. To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank. [1913 Webster] Where God is worshiped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one. [1913 Webster] 4. To administer the communion to. [R.] [1913 Webster] She [the church] . . . may communicate him. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Note: This verb was formerly followed by with before the person receiving, but now usually takes to after it. [1913 Webster] He communicated those thoughts only with the Lord Digby. --Clarendon. Syn: To impart; bestow; confer; reveal; disclose; tell; announce; recount; make known. Usage: To Communicate, Impart, Reveal. Communicate is the more general term, and denotes the allowing of others to partake or enjoy in common with ourselves. Impart is more specific. It is giving to others a part of what we had held as our own, or making them our partners; as, to impart our feelings; to impart of our property, etc. Hence there is something more intimate in imparting intelligence than in communicating it. To reveal is to disclose something hidden or concealed; as, to reveal a secret. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Communicate \Com*mu"ni*cate\, v. i. 1. To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy. [1913 Webster] Ye did communicate with my affliction. --Philip. iv. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. To give alms, sympathy, or aid. [1913 Webster] To do good and to communicate forget not. --Heb. xiii. 16. [1913 Webster] 3. To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery. [1913 Webster] Subjects suffered to communicate and to have intercourse of traffic. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] The whole body is nothing but a system of such canals, which all communicate with one another. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 4. To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune. [1913 Webster] The primitive Christians communicated every day. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

communicate v 1: transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news" [syn: communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across] 2: transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist" [syn: communicate, intercommunicate] 3: transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: convey, transmit, communicate] 4: join or connect; "The rooms communicated" 5: be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas; "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?" 6: administer Communion; in church [ant: curse, excommunicate, unchurch] 7: receive Communion, in the Catholic church [syn: commune, communicate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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