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communicate (something) to (someone)

To tell or otherwise convey something to someone. You must communicate your needs to people if you want them to help you! I hope you communicated a sense of urgency to Joanna when you assigned this project to her.
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communicate with (one)

1. To talk to one. Well, if you didn't communicate with him, how was he supposed to know what you needed?
2. To convey a message to and be understood by another person. Even though they've been married for years, they still sometimes have a hard time communicating with each other.
See also: communicate

communicate something to someone

to say or write something to someone; to tell someone something. Will you please communicate my regards to her? I intend to communicate your request to the front office this morning.
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communicate with someone

1. Lit. to correspond or talk with a person. I have to communicate with Wally first. As soon as I have communicated with Fred, I can give you an answer.
2. Fig. to make oneself understood with a person. (Often used with a negative.) I just don't seem to communicate with Sam, no matter what I do. We just can't seem to communicate with each other.
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let alone someone or something

not to mention or think of someone or something; not even to take someone or something into account. (Fixed order.) Do I have a dollar? I don't even have a dime, let alone a dollar. I didn't invite John, let alone the rest of his family.
See also: alone, let

let someone or something alone

 and leave someone or something alone; leave someone or something be
to avoid touching, bothering, or communicating with someone or something. Leave me alone. I don't want your help. Let it alone! Don't touch it! It may be hot!
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let alone

2. Not to mention, as in We have no room for another house guest, let alone an entire family. [c. 1800]
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let aˈlone

used after a statement to emphasize that because the first thing is not true or possible, the next thing cannot be true or possible either: I wouldn’t speak to him, let alone trust him or lend him money.She didn’t even apologize, let alone offer to pay for the damage.
See also: alone, let

let alone

Not to mention; much less: "Their ancestors had been dirt poor and never saw royalty, let alone hung around with them" (Garrison Keillor).
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A child's painting or drawing communicates more powerfully with other children, be they from the same community or from the other end of the world.
Senior employees may be given a pin to signify the company's appreciation; after all, "thank you" is one of the most important phrases in the English language, and it communicates not only appreciation, but also gratitude.
Black Speak communicates a "truth" by infusing its messages with the linguistic style that formulates and informs cultural identities and communities.
Measurement creates focus for the future and communicates important messages to all organizational units and employees.
Conversely, when a full-fabric device communicates to a private loop, the upper 16 bits must be taken off.
During the past decade, you've survived being downsized, re-engineered, flavored-of-the-month (over a bazillion times) and charged with reinventing how your organization communicates.
Focusing on individuals' communicator styles in persuasive situations is important because the way a person communicates functions as a message about what he or she communicates, that is, how the content of his or her messages is to be interpreted, filtered, or understood by the other person in a communication transaction.
Each and every time a Global Compact participant communicates on implementing universal principles into their practices, the responsible business agenda is furthered and the legitimacy of our initiative is bolstered," stated Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
She communicates with internal audiences of all literacy levels, many of whom speak English as a second language.
The results show that the physician executives were significantly more likely to use the strategies of reason and friendliness when influencing a subordinate who communicates in an attractive than in an unattractive style.
Using EasyLink, Riverbend regularly communicates product availability and pricing information to its multi-state customer base of retailers, landscapers, and re-wholesalers right from a standard desktop workstation.
Just as the quality of organizational products are benchmarked against similar mass media, so too is the frequency with which an organization communicates.
More specifically, it examines physician executives' choices of compliance-gaining strategies in upward influence situations where the target-of-influence is a superior who communicates in an attractive or an unattractive style.
One side of the communication can be a Virtuoso target task that communicates using a channel, while the other side of the communication can be a host-based application that communicates using a file, a named pipe, a COM port or a TCP/IP socket.
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