If you’re an international spy, you might transmit secret messages using a special code written in invisible ink. If you aren’t a spy, you could probably just use email. Whatever your circumstances, when you transmit information, you send.

You can transmit things from person to person or from one thing to another. The airwaves can be used to transmit radio or TV signals, for example, and computers can transmit messages over a network. This verb often describes messages or data being sent, but you can also transmit ideas, beliefs, or attitude. In addition, transmit can describe the spread of disease, like mosquitoes that can transmit disease when they bite.

Definitions of transmit
  1. verb
    send from one person or place to another
    transmit a message”
    synonyms: channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transport
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    bring, convey, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
    transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
    bring to a certain spiritual state
    release, turn
    let (something) fall or spill from a container
    send, send out
    to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    run after, pick up, and bring to the master
    go for and bring back
    release contained air or gas from
    throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
    send in
    mail in; cause to be delivered
    mail out
    transmit by mail
    get off, mail
    send via the postal service
    bring to a destination, make a delivery
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    transfer to another
    synonyms: communicate, convey
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    communicate, 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
    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
    pass on a communication
    deliver, render, return
    pass down
    send as a message
    send a message to
    type of:
    move from one place to another
  3. verb
    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    synonyms: air, beam, broadcast, send
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    broadcast or disseminate via satellite
    broadcast a sports event
    telecast, televise
    broadcast via television
    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    rebroadcast, rerun
    broadcast again, as of a film
    broadcast in color
    type of:
    air, bare, publicise, publicize
    make public
  4. verb
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    synonyms: carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart
    carry, convey, express
    serve as a means for expressing something
    be conveyed over a certain distance
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    wash up
    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
    pipe in
    bring in through pipes
    bring in
    transmit again
    type of:
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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