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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.

[Latin commūnicāre, commūnicāt-, from commūnis, common; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
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making or having a direct connection from one room to another: the suite is made up of three communicating rooms.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communicating - the activity of communicatingcommunicating - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
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'"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
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"
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[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪŋ] ADJ communicating roomshabitaciones fpl que se comunican
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But one thing is most admirable (wherewith I will conclude this first fruit of friendship), which is, that this communicating of a man's self to his friend, works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.
Neither is this to be understood only of faithful counsel, which a man receiveth from his friend; but before you come to that, certain it is, that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another; he tosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleth them more orderly, he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse, than by a day's meditation.
I am an obstacle in the way of your communicating with Mrs.
Van Brandt, the portrait offered the best of all means of communicating with Miss Dunross, without absolutely violating the engagement to which her father had pledged me.
Besides communicating in this way with her sister, she also reports herself to a certain Mr.
They cover foundations of interpersonal communication; communication, culture, and identity; communication, perception, identity, and the self; communicating verbally; communicating non-verbally; listening and responding effectively; communication and emotion; sharing personal information; communicating conflict; communicating in a close relationships; and communicating with families, friends, and romantic partners.
That means we are communicating. When I say hello in English, you can understand what I am saying.
But communication is not always a conscious thing; many times, we are communicating or not communicating in ways we don't even pay attention to.
Humans and animals have also established ways of communicating, especially with dogs and domesticated mammals.
The purpose of this study was to identify whether students' motives for communicating with their instructors are related to their classroom effort and their perceptions of course workload.
Communicating with another Welsh speaker in the workplace, pub, shop or hospital engenders a sense of fellowship and understanding which goes beyond mere words.

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