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English verb: communicate

1. communicate (communication) transmit information

SamplesPlease communicate this message to all employees.
Pass along the good news.

ExamplesThey communicate the information to them

Synonymspass, pass along, pass on, put across

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, convey, transmit

Narrower (hyponym)acknowledge, bespeak, call for, carry, deliver, get across, implant, message, message, plant, put over, quest, receipt, relay, render, request, return, send a message

2. communicate (communication) transmit thoughts or feelings

SamplesHe communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)interact

Narrower (hyponym)address, aphorise, aphorize, ask, blog, bring down, carry, come across, come over, commune, contact, convey, enquire, express, finger-spell, fingerspell, gab, gesticulate, gesture, get, get hold of, get through, give, give, give, greet, grimace, impose, inflict, inform, inquire, issue, jest, joke, make a face, motion, mouth, network, nod, pay, project, pull a face, radio, reach, render, riddle, semaphore, share, sign, sign, signal, signalise, signalize, speak, speak, speak, talk, talk, talk, telecommunicate, telepathise, telepathize, throw, turn to, utter, verbalise, verbalize, visit, whistle, write, write, yak

3. communicate (possession) transfer to another

SamplesCommunicate a disease.

Synonymsconvey, transmit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)transfer

Narrower (hyponym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

4. communicate (contact) join or connect

SamplesThe rooms communicated.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)intercommunicate

5. communicate (communication) be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas

SamplesHe and his sons haven't communicated for years.
Do you communicate well with your advisor?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)interact

Narrower (hyponym)message

6. communicate (communication) administer Communion; in church

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)covenant

Verb groupcommune, communicate

Antonymsexcommunicate, unchurch, curse

7. communicate (communication) receive Communion, in the Catholic church


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)covenant

Verb groupcommunicate

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