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Etymology

From the participle stem of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] commūnicāre (to make common, share), from commūnis (common).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /kəˈmjunəkeɪt/
  • SAMPA: /k@"mjun@keIt/

Verb

Infinitive
to communicate

Third person singular
communicat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to communicate (third-person singular simple present communicat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To impart or transmit (to another); to give a share of.
    The disease was mainly communicated via rats and other vermin.
    The strong scent of onions was communicated to his fingers.
  2. (transitive) To impart information or knowledge of; to make known, to tell.
    It is vital that I communicate this information to you.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.
    We shall now consider those functions of intelligence which man communicates with the higher beasts.
  4. (intransitive) To receive or take part in Holy Communion.
    She attended church, but did not communicate at mass.
  5. (intransitive) To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.
    Many deaf people communicate with sign language.
    I feel I hardly know him; I just wish he'd communicate with me a little more.

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