Com*mu"ni*cate (?), 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.
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.
3. To make known; to recount; to give; to
impart; as, to communicate information to any
4. To administer the communion to.
She [the church] . . . may communicate
&fist; This verb was formerly followed by with before
the person receiving, but now usually takes to after
He communicated those thoughts only with
the Lord Digby.
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.
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
To do good and to communicate forget
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
Subjects suffered to communicate and to
have intercourse of traffic.
The whole body is nothing but a system of such
canals, which all communicate with one another.
4. To partake of the Lord's supper; to
The primitive Christians communicated every