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King James Dictionary [1]


1. To impart to give to another, as a partaker to confer for joint possession to bestow, as that which the receiver is to hold, retain, use or enjoy with to.

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

Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teacheth in all good things.  Galatians 6 .

2. To impart reciprocally, or mutually to have or enjoy a share of followed by with.

Common benefits are to be communicated with all, but peculiar benefits with choice.

But Diamede desires my company,

And still communicates his praise with me.

3. To impart, as knowledge to reveal to give, as information, either by words, signs or signals as, to communicate intelligence, news, opinions, or facts.

Formerly this verb had with before the person receiving as, he communicated those thoughts only with the Lord Digby. Clarendon. But now it has to only.

4. To deliver, as to communicate a message to give, as to communicate motion.


1. To partake of the Lords supper. Instead of this, in America, at least in New England, commune is generally or always used. 2. To have a communication or passage from one to another to have the means of passing from one to another as, two houses communicate with each other a fortress communicates with the country the canals of the body communicate with each other. 3. To have intercourse applied to persons. 4. To have, enjoy or suffer reciprocally to have a share with another.

Ye have done well that ye did communicate with my affliction.  Philippians 4 .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): (v. i.) To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank.

(2): (v. i.) To give alms, sympathy, or aid.

(3): (v. i.) To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery.

(4): (v. i.) To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.

(5): (v. i.) To administer the communion to.

(6): (v. i.) To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.

(7): (v. i.) To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one.

(8): (v. i.) To share in common; to participate in.