Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) transmit information
    pass along the good news
  2. (verb, communication) transmit thoughts or feelings
  3. (verb, possession) transfer to another
  4. (verb, contact) join or connect
  5. (verb, communication) be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas
    Do you communicate well with your advisor?
  6. (verb, communication) administer Communion; in church
  7. (verb, communication) receive Communion, in the Catholic church

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Antonyms of Communicate


Origin of the word Communicate

  1. 1520s, "to impart" (information, etc.), from L. communicat-, pp. stem of communicare (see communication). Meaning "to share, transmit" (diseases, etc.) is from 1530s. Related: communicated (pp. adj., 1680s); communicating (1550s). more

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