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in a way that involves sharing ideas, thoughts, or feelings
using words, or relating to words
willing to tell things to other people
using words, not physical force
using spoken communication rather than writing
involving people communicating with each other and reacting to each other
relating to the ability to communicate
clearly showing what your thoughts or feelings are, especially by your behaviour
expressed in ways that do not use words, for example by the look on your face or the sound of your voice
relating to direct communication between people
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe communication from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.