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communicate (pass on)

Definition:

to transmit information

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

communicated

Present participle:

communicating

3rd-person singular present:

communicates

Type of:

convey » transfer » move

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

Please communicate this message to all employees

Etymology:

"to impart" (information, and so on...), from Latin communicat-, past participle...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of communicate...

Definition references  (+images)

Random House Dictionary:

put | putting [present participle] | put about [sense-specific] | put across [sense-specific] | put aside or by [sense-specific] | put away [sense-specific] | put down [sense-specific] | put forth [sense-specific] | put forward [sense-specific] | ...

to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position. | to bring into some relation, state, etc.. | to place in ... (29 of 1540 words, 47 definitions, 68 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/put

American Heritage Dictionary:

put | putting [present participle] | puts [3rd-person singular present] | put about | put across | put away | put by | put down | put forth | ...

To place in a specified location; set | To cause to be in a specified condition | To cause (one) to undergo something; subject | To assign; attribute ... (25 of 976 words, 53 definitions, 68 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/put

Collins Dictionary:

put across | put one across [sense-specific]

[adverb] to communicate in a comprehensible way | See "put one across" (11 of 371 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/put-across

Macmillan British Dictionary:

put across [transitive] | putting across [present participle] | puts across [3rd-person singular present] | put over

to explain an idea, belief etc in a way that is easy to understand | put yourself across to express your ideas clearly and effectively so that people ... (27 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/put-across

Wiktionary:

put across

to explain or state something clearly and understandably. | to perform a theatrical production. (13 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/put across

Merriam-Webster:

put across

"put over" [sense-specific] | to convey effectively or forcefully (8 of 36 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/put across

Wikipedia:

Motion to pass on

a dilatory parliamentary motion used in legislative procedure. It's distinct from the motion to table or to postpone to a certain time. The motion delays consideration of a matter for a later time without indicating prejudice with respect to it... (40 of 472 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Motion to pass on

Cambridge Dictionary:

die [entry 1] | died [past tense] | dying [present participle] | die a natural/violent death | die a natural death | die a violent death | pass away/on [euphemism] | pass on [euphemism]

to stop living or existing, either suddenly or slowly | "die a natural/violent death": to die naturally, violently, etc | [informal] If a machine ... (22 of 146 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/die 1

Oxford Dictionary:

pass on [euphemism] | die [synonym, sense-specific]

die | See parent entry "pass" (5 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pass on 1

New World Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicator [noun, related]

to pass along; impart; transmit (as heat, motion, or a disease) | to make known; give (information, signals, or messages) | to receive Holy Communion ... (23 of 85 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communicate

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pass

opening or way by which a natural or artificial barrier can be crossed. The term "pass" is usually applied to a relatively narrow passage through a ... (26 of 108 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0837790​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

communication [social behaviour]

the exchange of meanings between individuals through a common system of symbols. This article treats the functions, types, and psychology of ... (21 of 1830 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/129024​/communication

Encarta Dictionary:

put across | put one across (on) somebody [derived]

to make something understood or accepted by expressing it clearly | U.K. to deceive or trick somebody (informal) (17 of 32 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732505​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

communicate

First use: 1520s

Origin: "to impart" (information, and so on...), from Latin communicat-, past participle stem of communicare. Meaning "to share, transmit" ... (19 of 26 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=communicate

New World Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle]

Origin: Latin communicatus, past participle of communicare, to impart, share, literally, to make common from communis, "common"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communicate

Oxford Dictionary:

communicate | communicating

First use: early 16th century

Origin: Latin communicat- "shared", from the verb communicare, from communis (see "common")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/communicate

Wiktionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin commūnicātus, perfect passive participle of commūnicō ("share, impart; make common"), from commūnis ("common").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/communicate

Merriam-Webster:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle]

First use: 1526

Origin: Latin communicatus, past participle of communicare to impart, participate, from communis common

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/communicate

American Heritage Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin commūnicāre, commūnicāt-, from commūnis, common; see mei- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communicate

Collins Dictionary:

communicate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin commūnicāre to share, from commūniscommon

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/communicate

Encarta Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Latin communicat-, past participle of communicare "share" from communis "common"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599019​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communicate"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/communicate

Collins Dictionary:

communicate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communicate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/communicate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "communicate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/communicate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "communicate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/communicate

Cambridge Dictionary:

communicate [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "communicate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "communicate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/communicate 1

the Free Dictionary:

communicate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "communicate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "communicate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "communicate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/communicate

Google Dictionary:

communicate | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle] | communicates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "communicate"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=communicate

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

communicate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "communicate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=commun​14 word=communicate

YourDictionary Audio:

communicate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communicate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communicate

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