Definitions for: Communicate


[v] transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
[v] transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
[v] receive Communion, in the Catholic church
[v] administer communion; in church
[v] 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] join or connect; "The rooms communicated"
[v] transfer to another; "communicate a disease"



Webster (1913) Definition: Com*mu"ni*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Communicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Communicating.] [L.
communicatus, p. p. of communicare to communicate, fr.
communis common. See Commune, v. i.]
1. To share in common; to participate in. [Obs.]

To thousands that communicate our loss. --B. Jonson

2. 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. --Jer. Taylor.

3. To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to
communicate information to any one.

4. To administer the communion to. [R.]

She [the church] . . . may communicate him. --Jer.
Taylor.

Note: This verb was formerly followed by with before the
person receiving, but now usually takes to after it.

He communicated those thoughts only with the Lord
Digby. --Clarendon.

Syn: To impart; bestow; confer; reveal; disclose; tell;
announce; recount; make known.

Usage: To Communicate, Impart, Reveal. Communicate is
the more general term, and denotes the allowing of
others to partake or enjoy in common with ourselves.
Impart is more specific. It is giving to others a part
of what we had held as our own, or making them our
partners; as, to impart our feelings; to impart of our
property, etc. Hence there is something more intimate
in imparting intelligence than in communicating it. To
reveal is to disclose something hidden or concealed;
as, to reveal a secret.


Com*mu"ni*cate, v. i.
1. To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to
have sympathy.

Ye did communicate with my affliction. --Philip. iv.
4.

2. To give alms, sympathy, or aid.

To do good and to communicate forget not. --Heb.
xiii. 16.

3. 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. --Hakluyt.

The whole body is nothing but a system of such
canals, which all communicate with one another.
--Arbuthnot.

4. To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.

The primitive Christians communicated every day.
--Jer. Taylor.

Synonyms: convey, intercommunicate, pass, pass on, put across, transmit

Antonyms: curse, excommunicate

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