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intr.v. in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cates
1. To communicate with each other.
2. To be connected or adjoined, as rooms or passages.
in′ter·com·mu′ni·ca′tive (-kā′tĭv, -kə-tĭv) adj.
1. to communicate mutually
2. to interconnect, as two rooms
in•ter•com•mu•ni•cate(ˌɪn tər kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt)
v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.i.
1. to communicate mutually, as people.
2. to afford passage from one to another, as rooms.v.t.
3. to exchange (messages or communications) with one another.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin]
Past participle: intercommunicated
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|Verb||1.||intercommunicate - be interconnected, afford passage; "These rooms intercommunicate"|
communicate - join or connect; "The rooms communicated"
|2.||intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"|
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
fingerspell, finger-spell - communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to sign language; "The Deaf often fingerspell"
riddle - speak in riddles
project - communicate vividly; "He projected his feelings"
contact, get hold of, get through, reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
inflict, impose, bring down, visit - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
commune - communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity; "He seemed to commune with nature"
ask, enquire, inquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
blog - read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
greet - send greetings to
nod - lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation; "The teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer"
sign - communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
speak, talk - use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
telepathise, telepathize - communicate nonverbally by telepathy; "some people believe they can telepathize with others around the world"
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
radio - transmit messages via radio waves; "he radioed for help"
write - communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
network - communicate with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job"
signal, signalise, signalize, sign - communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
semaphore - convey by semaphore, of information
whistle - utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"
throw, give - convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
pay, give - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
convey, express, carry - serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"
issue - bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
come over, come across - communicate the intended meaning or impression; "He came across very clearly"
share - communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"
get - communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"