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verb communicate pronunciation in American English /kəˈmjunɪˌkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycommunicate
he/she/itcommunicates
present participlecommunicating
past tensecommunicated
past participlecommunicated
 
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to express thoughts, feelings, or information to another person or animal, for example by speaking or writing
    How do whales communicate?
    communicate something to someone: The information was communicated to officials in July 1981.
    communicate with: They communicate with each other via e-mail.
    communicate to someone that: Can you somehow communicate to him that we’re not interested?
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to make someone understand an emotion or idea without expressing it in words
      She has an amazing ability to communicate enthusiasm.
      communicate something to someone: He could communicate a feeling of intense excitement to his audiences.
    2. b.
      [intransitive] to let someone know what you are feeling or thinking, so that you have a good relationship
      She says that they no longer seem to communicate.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if one room communicates with another, or if two rooms communicate, you can get into one room from the other
    The two rooms communicate via a hidden doorway.
  3. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] medical to pass a disease from one person or animal to another
 

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