• WordNet 3.6
    • v communicate transmit thoughts or feelings "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
    • v communicate transmit information "Please communicate this message to all employees","pass along the good news"
    • v communicate receive Communion, in the Catholic church
    • v communicate administer Communion; in church
    • v communicate be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas "He and his sons haven't communicated for years","Do you communicate well with your advisor?"
    • v communicate join or connect "The rooms communicated"
    • v communicate transfer to another "communicate a disease"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other
    • Communicate To administer the communion to. "She [the church] . . . may communicate him.""He communicated those thoughts only with the Lord Digby."
    • Communicate To give alms, sympathy, or aid. "To do good and to communicate forget not."
    • Communicate To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery. "Subjects suffered to communicate and to have intercourse of traffic.""The whole body is nothing but a system of such canals, which all communicate with one another."
    • Communicate To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank. "Where God is worshiped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences."
    • Communicate To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one.
    • Communicate To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune. "The primitive Christians communicated every day."
    • Communicate To share in common; to participate in. "To thousands that communicate our loss."
    • Communicate To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy. "Ye did communicate with my affliction."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Elephants can communicate using sounds that are below the human hearing range: between 14 and 35 hertz.
    • communicate To give to another as a partaker; bestow or confer in joint possession; impart knowledge or a share of: as, to communicate intelligence, news, opinions, or facts; to communicate a disease: with to (formerly with) before the person receiving.
    • communicate To share in or participate; have in common.
    • communicate To administer the eucharist or communion to.
    • communicate Synonyms Communicate, Impart. These words agree in expressing the sharing of something with another, generally something not concrete, as information, news, hope, fears. Impart may be used of things concrete, as food. As to things intangible, communicate is the more general, and impart expresses more of the idea of sharing or intimacy. We may communicate unconsciously; we impart by intention.
    • communicate To have a share; take part; participate: followed by in, formerly also by with, before the thing shared.
    • communicate To have a connecting passage or means of transition; have communication: said of things, and generally followed by with: as, the lake communicates with the sea by means of the river.
    • communicate To have or hold intercourse or interchange of thoughts: said of persons.
    • communicate To partake of the Lord's supper or communion: used absolutely or followed by with.
    • communicate Communicated; shared.
    • communicate Communicative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Billings, Montana it is illegal for employees of the city's communications center to program their phones with speed dial.
    • v.t Communicate kom-ū′ni-kāt to give a share of, impart: to reveal: to bestow
    • v.i Communicate to have something in common with another: to have communication: to have intercourse: to partake of Holy Communion
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  • Thomas J. Peters
    “Communication is everyone's panacea for everything.”
  • John A. Piece
    John A. Piece
    “Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”
  • Leo Rosten
    “Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.”


Lines of communication - Lines of communication are the routes used to communicate by people or groups who are in conflict; a government might open lines of communication with terrorists if it wished to negotiate with them.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. communicatus, p. p. of communicare, to communicate, fr. communis, common. See Commune (v. i.)


In literature:

All communicating trenches leading to the firing emplacement must be concealed.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
On the contrary, I dare say he enjoys the pleasure he communicates.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
For not only is it a means of communication, but, unlike the means of communication ashore, it is also a barrier.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
It is with pain I have to communicate these things.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Slow and melancholy was their return, while with fear and hesitation they communicated the result.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The chloride of copper communicates an intense blue to the flame, when fused on the platinum wire.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Communication with the outer world was not seriously impeded.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
When I communicated to Mr. Burke, in 1795, the printed work which he arraigns and discusses, I was aware that he would differ from me.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The date and hour of the funeral will be communicated to department commanders by telegraph, and by them to their subordinate commanders.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Mr. Clay sent his friend, General Leslie Combs, with a note to Jackson, with a copy of Creemer's communication.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks

In poetry:

He'll hear no tone
Of the maiden he loves so well!
No telephone
Communicates with his cell!
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
When these from Public Spirit smile, we see
Free-opening gates, and bow'ry pleasures free;
For sure great souls one truth can never miss,
Bliss not communicated is not bliss.
"Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works: An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa" by Richard Savage
The pidgin talk the youthful use
Bypasses conversation.
I can't believe the code they choose
Is a means of communication.
Oh to be with people over sixty
Despite their tendency to prolixty!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash
Her grief, in jumps of earthly weight,
Did Jane around communicate:
For that the moment when began
The holy but mistaken man,
In view of light, to take his lift,
They cut him from her charm adrift!
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
But Sir John Moore concentrated his troops in the north,
And into the west corner of Spain he boldly marched forth;
To cut off Napoleon's communications with France
He considered it to be advisable and his only chance.
"The Battle of Corunna" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the herd boy fled to communicate his fears,
And the hut was soon filled with villagers, and some shed tears.
When they discovered in the unhappy being they had found
Margaret Rouat, their old neighbour, then their sorrow was profound.
"John Rouat the Fisherman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Communication systems and equipment need upgrading, report states.
Kelly Paries wrote a book about her experiences communicating with her son, "Kory," who died in 2002.
Lauren Rochester, SPJ Awards Coordinator, 317-927-8000 ext 210, Abby Henkel, SPJ Communications Manager, 317-927-8000 ext 215,
Exchanging ideas, news, and reviews about Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, and the wider fields of messaging, mobility, and unified communications.
Rory Cellan-Jones tries out the new chirping method of communication.
Get in-depth tech news coverage from Wired and read about how it is shaping culture, education, entertainment, communications and technology.
Gov Bill Bolling has hired Taylor Thornley, an aide to Gov Bob McDonnell, as his gubernatorial campaign's communications director.
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Public Safety Committee chairman Randy Preston listens as Emergency Services Director Don Jaquish talks about turning the former Bookmobile into a mobile communications headquarters.
KODAK'S GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA — Jon Bracken has been named VP of marketing and channels, workflow and prepress equipment (WPE) for the GCG.
Imagine being in the prime of your life and then realizing you are losing your ability to communicate and reason.
According to a published report, the clock is ticking on bids for the former Bresnan Communications systems, with Charter Communications expected to make an offer to Cablevision in the first round of bidding.
Communications tech conference kicks off in Anaheim technology, conference, engineers, communications , cerf, internet, prabhu, samueli, talk, including.
Paul Fitzhenry, VP of corporate communications for Tyco International, will join Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. On Oct 8 as its chief communications officer.

In science:

A communication from a terminal, in general, can be any function of its observed sequence as well as all previous public communication.
Secret Key Generation for a Pairwise Independent Network Model
They implicitly believe that it is the node proximity that is the decisive factor in determining energy consumption in WSNs. However, it is not only the physical distance that matters when two nodes communicate with each other but there are a multitude of other factors that could influence the communication.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
It suggests a multi-hop clustering protocol that makes link reliability an integral part of all phases of the clustering process, thus increasing the chances of generating a communication hierarchy that offers more reliable communication paths for data transmission through the network.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
The hop-distance, (represented by ς in Equation (5)) between either a k-level CM and its CH or a node and its downstream neighbor in the inter-cluster communication, can influence communication costs.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
Inter-cluster Communication For the sake of Inter-cluster Communication (ICCOM), the CHs form a multi-hop communication overlay in which communication takes place at high power.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks