communicate

To communicate is to exchange words, feelings, or information with others. They did communicate through texting and picture sharing, but the hug he gave his mom when he came home from college communicated more love than any instant message.

There are countless ways to communicate! Using an exclamation point in the first sentence is a way to communicate excitement at the many ways to use communicate. A facial expression can communicate joy or anger, and something written can communicate ideas and instructions. Cave men learned to communicate by drawing on cave walls, and people in modern times communicate electronically. Up close or far away, humans and animals — and some would say extraterrestrials, too — are born to communicate.

DEFINITIONS OF: communicate

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v transfer to another

communicate a disease”
Synonyms:
convey, transmit
Types:
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pass, pass along, pass on, put across
transmit information
implant, plant
put firmly in the mind
send a message
give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally
relay
pass along
get across, put over
communicate successfully
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for
acknowledge, receipt
report the receipt of
carry
pass on a communication
deliver, render, return
pass down
message
send as a message
message
send a message to
Type of:
transfer
move from one place to another

v join or connect

“The rooms communicated
Type of:
intercommunicate
be interconnected, afford passage

v transmit information

“Please communicate this message to all employees”
Synonyms:
pass, pass along, pass on, put across
Types:
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implant, plant
put firmly in the mind
send a message
give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally
relay
pass along
get across, put over
communicate successfully
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for
acknowledge, receipt
report the receipt of
carry
pass on a communication
deliver, render, return
pass down
message
send as a message
message
send a message to
order
make a request for something
ask
make a request or demand for something to somebody
encore
request an encore, from a performer
petition
write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
demand
request urgently and forcefully
appeal, invoke
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
supplicate
ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
apply
ask (for something)
beg, solicit, tap
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
reserve
obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
challenge
ask for identification
beg off, excuse
ask for permission to be released from an engagement
demand
ask to be informed of
claim
ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
call for, invite
request the participation or presence of
ask in, invite
ask to enter
desire
express a desire for
beg
ask to obtain free
arrogate, claim, lay claim
demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
ask over, ask round, invite
invite someone to one's house
call
call a meeting; invite or command to meet
ask out, invite out, take out
make a date
book, hold, reserve
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Type of:
convey, transmit
transfer to another

v be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas

“He and his sons haven't communicated for years”
“Do you communicate well with your advisor?”
Types:
message
send a message
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

v transmit thoughts or feelings

“He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist”
Synonyms:
intercommunicate
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grimace, make a face, pull a face
contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
gab, yak
talk profusely
finger-spell, fingerspell
communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to sign language
aphorise, aphorize
speak or write in aphorisms
riddle
speak in riddles
project
communicate vividly
contact, get hold of, get through, reach
be in or establish communication with
bring down, impose, inflict, visit
impose something unpleasant
commune
communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
ask, enquire, inquire
inquire about
telecommunicate
communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
jest, joke
tell a joke; speak humorously
blog
read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
greet
send greetings to
address, turn to
speak to
nod
lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation
sign
communicate in sign language
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech
speak, talk
exchange thoughts; talk with
speak, talk
use language
gesticulate, gesture, motion
show, express or direct through movement
telepathise, telepathize
communicate nonverbally by telepathy
write
communicate or express by writing
radio
transmit messages via radio waves
write
communicate by letter
network
communicate with and within a group
sign, signal, signalise, signalize
communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
semaphore
convey by semaphore, of information
whistle
utter or express by whistling
give, throw
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
give, pay
convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
give, render
bestow
carry, convey, express
serve as a means for expressing something
issue
bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
come across, come over
communicate the intended meaning or impression
share
communicate
get
communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
wink
signal by winking
squinch, squint
cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
wince
make a face indicating disgust or dislike
exsert, extend, hold out, put out, stretch forth, stretch out
thrust or extend out
smile
change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
frown, glower, lour, lower
look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
shrug
raise one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation
clap, spat
clap one's hands together
screw up
twist into a strained configuration
mop, mow, pout
make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
measure, quantify
express as a number or measure or quantity
wise up
cause someone to become aware of something
read
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
ping
send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
ping
contact, usually in order to remind of something
raise
establish radio communications with
phonate, vocalise, vocalize
utter speech sounds
troll
speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
dictate, order, prescribe
issue commands or orders for
begin
begin to speak or say
intrude, obtrude
thrust oneself in as if by force
clamp
impose or inflict forcefully
give
inflict as a punishment
foist
to force onto another
pray
address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
carry on, continue, go on, proceed
continue talking
pry
be nosey
call, call up, phone, ring, telephone
get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
telex
communicate by telex
discourse, dissertate, hold forth
talk at length and formally about a topic
lip off, shoot one's mouth off
speak spontaneously and without restraint
pontificate
talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner
orate
talk pompously
instruct, learn, teach
impart skills or knowledge to
apprise, apprize, instruct
make aware of
inoculate
introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
acquaint
inform
warn
notify, usually in advance
inform
act as an informer
fill in
supply with information on a specific topic
update
bring up to date; supply with recent information
misinform, mislead
give false or misleading information to
downplay, minimise, minimize, understate
represent as less significant or important
betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, tell on
give away information about somebody
gag, quip
make jokes or quips
arse around, fool, fool around, horse around
indulge in horseplay
undeceive
free from deception or illusion
acclaim, applaud, clap, spat
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bless, sign
make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
warn
notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
advise, apprise, apprize, give notice, notify, send word
inform (somebody) of something
acquaint, familiarise, familiarize
make familiar or conversant with
confer with, consult
get or ask advice from
cue, prompt, remind
assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
volunteer
tell voluntarily
compliment
express respect or esteem for
dedicate
inscribe or address by way of compliment
ask
address a question to and expect an answer from
nod
express or signify by nodding
cross oneself
make the sign of the cross; in the Catholic religion
bow, bow down
bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
acquaint, introduce, present
cause to come to know personally
regret
express with regret
shout
utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
whisper
speak softly; in a low voice
peep
speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
speak up
speak louder; raise one's voice
snap, snarl
utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
enthuse
utter with enthusiasm
designate, indicate, point, show
indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
indicate
to state or express briefly
indicate, suggest
suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
speak in tongues
speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
nark
inform or spy (for the police)
explain, explicate
make plain and comprehensible
swallow
utter indistinctly
verbalise, verbalize
be verbose
whiff
utter with a puff of air
talk about, talk of
discuss or mention
blubber, blubber out
utter while crying
drone, drone on
talk in a monotonous voice
tell
let something be known
narrate, recite, recount, tell
narrate or give a detailed account of
narrate
provide commentary for a film, for example
talk down
speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child
spiel
speak at great length (about something)
dogmatise, dogmatize
speak dogmatically
cheek
speak impudently to
run on
talk or narrate at length
smatter
speak with spotty or superficial knowledge
slang
use slang or vulgar language
level
talk frankly with; lay it on the line
talk turkey
discuss frankly, often in a business context
monologuise, monologuize, soliloquise, soliloquize
talk to oneself
converse, discourse
carry on a conversation
account, describe, report
to give an account or representation of in words
report
make known to the authorities
cover, report
be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
announce, denote
make known; make an announcement
bumble, falter, stammer, stutter
speak haltingly
rasp
utter in a grating voice
blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate
utter impulsively
inflect, modulate, tone
vary the pitch of one's speech
deliver, present
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
disabuse
free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
shake
shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
write in
write to an organization
style
make consistent with certain rules of style
apostrophise, apostrophize
use an apostrophe
rewrite
write differently; alter the writing of
sign, subscribe
mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
type, typewrite
write by means of a keyboard with types
handwrite
write by hand
jot, jot down
write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of
scrabble, scribble
write down quickly without much attention to detail
cable, telegraph, wire
send cables, wires, or telegrams
facsimile, fax, telefax
send something via a facsimile machine
point out, remonstrate
present and urge reasons in opposition
bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify
provide evidence for
get down, put down, set down, write down
put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
generalise, generalize
speak or write in generalities
e-mail, email, netmail
communicate electronically on the computer
blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chatter
make noise as if chattering away
jaw, rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away
talk incessantly and tiresomely
butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
wigwag
signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code
semaphore
send signals by or as if by semaphore
heliograph
signal by means of a mirror and the using the sun's rays
flag
communicate or signal with a flag
open up
talk freely and without inhibition
beckon, wave
signal with the hands or nod
dish the dirt, gossip
wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
rap
talk volubly
snivel, whine
talk in a tearful manner
whistle
give a signal by whistling
murmur
speak softly or indistinctly
maunder, mumble, mussitate, mutter
talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
slur
utter indistinctly
bark
speak in an unfriendly tone
bay
utter in deep prolonged tones
jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spout
talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
hiss, sibilate, siss, sizz
express or utter with a hiss
cackle
talk or utter in a cackling manner
call
send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
cut, issue, make out, write out
make out and issue
babble
utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
chant, intone, tone
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
gulp
utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
write up
bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation
pun
make a play on words
sing
produce tones with the voice
extend, offer
offer verbally
address, call
greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
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interact
act together or towards others or with others

v administer Communion; in church

Synonyms
commune
receive Communion, in the Catholic church
Antonyms:
curse, excommunicate, unchurch
exclude from a church or a religious community
excommunicate
oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
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Type of:
covenant
enter into a covenant or formal agreement

v receive Communion, in the Catholic church

Synonyms:
commune
Type of:
covenant
enter into a covenant or formal agreement
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