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Meaning of communicating by Wiktionary Dictionary


Explanation of communicating by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the activity of communicating

    Definition of communicating by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Communicate ( kŏmmūnĭkāt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Communicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Communicating.] [L. communicatus, p. p. of communicare to communicate, fr. communis common. See Commune, v. i.]
      1. To share in common; to participate in. [Obs.]

      To thousands that communicate our loss. B. Jonson

      2. To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, “to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank”.

      Where God is worshiped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences. Jer. Taylor.

      3. To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, “to communicate information to any one”.

      4. To administer the communion to. [R.]

      She [the church] . . . may communicate him. Jer. Taylor.

      ☞ This verb was formerly followed by with before the person receiving, but now usually takes to after it.

      He communicated those thoughts only with the Lord Digby. Clarendon.

      Syn. -- To impart; bestow; confer; reveal; disclose; tell; announce; recount; make known. -- To Communicate, Impart, Reveal. Communicate is the more general term, and denotes the allowing of others to partake or enjoy in common with ourselves. Impart is more specific. It is giving to others a part of what we had held as our own, or making them our partners; as, to impart our feelings; to impart of our property, etc. Hence there is something more intimate in imparting intelligence than in communicating it. To reveal is to disclose something hidden or concealed; as, to reveal a secret.

    2. communicating n. the activity of communicating.

      Syn. -- communication.