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com•mu•ni•cate



Pronunciation: (ku-myOO'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. Archaic.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. Obs.to take part or participate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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