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Meaning of communicate

com•mu•ni•cate

Pronunciation: (ku-my'ni-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to impart knowledge of; make known: to communicate information; to communicate one's happiness.
  2. to give to another; impart; transmit: to communicate a disease.
  3. to administer the Eucharist to.
  4. to share in or partake of.
—v.i.
  1. to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like, by writing, speaking, etc.: They communicate with each other every day.
  2. to express thoughts, feelings, or information easily or effectively.
  3. to be joined or connected: The rooms communicated by means of a hallway.
  4. to partake of the Eucharist.
  5. to take part or participate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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