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v. com·mu·ni·cat·ed, com·mu·ni·cat·ing, com·mu·ni·cates
a. To convey information about; make known; impart: communicated his views to our office.
b. To reveal clearly; manifest: Her disapproval communicated itself in her frown.
2. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit: a carrier who communicated typhus.
1. To have an interchange, as of ideas.
2. To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood: "That ability to communicate was strange in a man given to long, awkward silences" (Anthony Lewis).
3. Ecclesiastical To receive Communion.
4. To be connected, one with another: apartments that communicate.
making or having a direct connection from one room to another: the suite is made up of three communicating rooms.
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|Noun||1.||communicating - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"|
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
intercommunication - mutual communication; communication with each other; "they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships"
medium - an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
communication channel, channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
mail service, postal service, mail, post - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
discussion, discourse, treatment - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
exhortation - a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
verbal expression, verbalism, expression - the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
dissuasion - persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
expostulation, objection, remonstrance, remonstration - the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
touch, contact - a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
traffic - the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; "heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"