Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To convey information about; make known; impart.
  • intransitive verb To reveal clearly; manifest.
  • intransitive verb To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit.
  • intransitive verb To have an interchange, as of ideas.
  • intransitive verb To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood.
  • intransitive verb Ecclesiastical To receive Communion.
  • intransitive verb To be connected, one with another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Communicated; shared.
  • Communicative.
  • To give to another as a partaker; bestow or confer in joint possession; impart knowledge or a share of: as, to communicate intelligence, news, opinions, or facts; to communicate a disease: with to (formerly with) before the person receiving.
  • To share in or participate; have in common.
  • To administer the eucharist or communion to.
  • Synonyms Communicate, Impart. These words agree in expressing the sharing of something with another, generally something not concrete, as information, news, hope, fears. Impart may be used of things concrete, as food. As to things intangible, communicate is the more general, and impart expresses more of the idea of sharing or intimacy. We may communicate unconsciously; we impart by intention.
  • To have a share; take part; participate: followed by in, formerly also by with, before the thing shared.
  • To have a connecting passage or means of transition; have communication: said of things, and generally followed by with: as, the lake communicates with the sea by means of the river.
  • To have or hold intercourse or interchange of thoughts: said of persons.
  • To partake of the Lord's supper or communion: used absolutely or followed by with.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To share in common; to participate in.
  • transitive verb To impart; to bestow; to convey.
  • transitive verb To make known; to recount; to give; to impart.
  • transitive verb rare To administer the communion to.
  • intransitive verb To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.
  • intransitive verb To give alms, sympathy, or aid.
  • intransitive verb To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; ; to be connected.
  • intransitive verb To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To impart or transmit (to another); to give a share of.
  • verb transitive To impart information or knowledge of; to make known, to tell.
  • verb transitive, archaic To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.
  • verb intransitive To receive or take part in Holy Communion.
  • verb intransitive To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb transfer to another
  • verb transmit thoughts or feelings
  • verb be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas
  • verb join or connect
  • verb administer Communion; in church
  • verb receive Communion, in the Catholic church
  • verb transmit information

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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