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1. One that communicates: an effective communicator of new ideas.
2. An electronic device enabling individuals with physical disabilities to communicate through LED displays, printed or electronic messages, or synthetic speech.
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(kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tər)

1. a person who communicates, esp. one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public.
2. a person in the business of communications.
[1655–65; < Late Latin commūnicātor; see communicate, -tor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communicator - a person who communicates with otherscommunicator - a person who communicates with others
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
alarmist - a person who alarms others needlessly
allegoriser, allegorizer - someone who communicates in allegories
announcer - someone who proclaims a message publicly
articulator - someone who pronounces words
affirmer, asserter, asseverator, avower, declarer - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
avower - someone who admits or acknowledges openly and boldly
broadcaster - someone who broadcasts on radio or television
conferee - a member of a conference
conferrer - someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
confessor - someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
correspondent, letter writer - someone who communicates by means of letters
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
hisser - someone who communicates disapproval by hissing
informant, source - a person who supplies information
extoller, laudator, lauder - someone who communicates high praise
negotiant, negotiator, treater - someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
persuader, inducer - someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
populariser, popularizer, vulgariser, vulgarizer - someone who makes attractive to the general public
presenter - someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
promisee - a person to whom a promise is made
promiser, promisor - a person who makes a promise
propagandist - a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
disseminator, propagator - someone who spreads the news
publiciser, publicist, publicizer - someone who publicizes
quoter - a communicator (speaker or writer) who uses quotations
rambler - a person whose speech or writing is not well organized
newsman, newsperson, reporter - a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
answerer, responder, respondent - someone who responds
bawler, bellower, roarer, screamer, screecher, shouter, yeller - someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
sender, transmitter - someone who transmits a message; "return to sender"
signaler, signaller - someone who communicates by signals
signer - someone who can use sign language to communicate
swearer - someone who takes a solemn oath
comforter, sympathiser, sympathizer - commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
mental telepathist, mind reader, telepathist, thought-reader - someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
twaddler - someone who twaddles; someone who writes or talks twaddle
waffler - someone who speaks or writes in a vague and evasive manner
warner - someone who gives a warning to others
waver - someone who communicates by waving
wirer - someone who sends a telegram
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtəʳ] N (= person) → comunicador(a) m/f
to be a good/bad communicatorsaber/no saber comunicarse
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[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtər] n (= person) → communicateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


nKommunikator(in) m(f)
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"That'll fetch something," he says, while Captain Hodgson watches the General Communicator. He has called up the North Banks Mark Boat, a few hundred miles west, and is reporting the case.
He leans forward in his belt, eyes glued to the colloid, and one ear cocked toward the General Communicator. Henceforth he is the strength and direction of "162," through whatever may befall.
The only warning is the electric skin-tension (I feel as though I were a lace-maker's pillow) and an irritability which the gibbering of the General Communicator increases almost to hysteria.
Do I want help?" The General Communicator dial had caught his ear.
For the communicator, that translates into a simple but pivotal goal: to help employees understand and believe in what the organization promises and delivers to customers.
Welcome to the Army Communicator! It's good to be back!
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Synopsis: "The Master Communicator's Handbook" was collaboratively written by Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward specifically for people who want to change the world.
Whether they work in a small communications shop of one or two people, or a larger public affairs office of half a dozen or more employees, every cooperative communicator needs to stay current on the latest technology, software and communications tactics.
West Palm Beach, FL, August 02, 2014 --( Honeywell has released a brand new communicator, the 4GL cellular communicator that was created just for the all new L7000 alarm system.

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