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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·mu·ni·cate /kəˈmjunəˌket/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·mu·ni·cate /kəˈmjunəˌket/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mu·ni·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Communicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Communicating.]
 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.
 Note: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.
 Usage: -- 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mu·ni·cate, v. i.
 1. To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.
    Ye did communicate with my affliction.   --Philip. iv. 4.
 2. To give alms, sympathy, or aid.
    To do good and to communicate forget not.   --Heb. xiii. 16.
 3. To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery.
    Subjects suffered to communicate and to have intercourse of traffic.   --Hakluyt.
    The whole body is nothing but a system of such canals, which all communicate with one another.   --Arbuthnot.
 4. To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.
    The primitive Christians communicated every day.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to
           all employees" [syn: pass on, pass, put across]
      2: transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his
         anxieties to the psychiatrist" [syn: intercommunicate]
      3: transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: convey,
      4: join or connect; "The rooms communicated"
      5: be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas; "He
         and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you
         communicate well with your advisor?"
      6: administer communion; in church [ant: excommunicate]
      7: receive Communion, in the Catholic church [syn: commune]