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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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An important part of communicating difficult news is making preparations that can pave the way to a productive conversation.
The use of facial expression appropriate to the desired meaning and tone of a message is of considerable help in communicating with deaf people.
As the organization moves through year two of its brand initiative, it is now concentrating on communicating the brand to external audiences to ensure rural communities and agricultural leaders know about the resources it provides.
GG: What do you think have been the most significant challenges in communicating successfully through diverse markets and diverse work forces in particular?
Communicating in a relaxed style portrays a physician executive as calm and collected and not hampered by nervous mannerisms, creating the perception that he or she is confident and in control.
Remember, the Internet is about people communicating with people.
Lawful spending is not limited to the specified 19 uses, as long as the money facilitates serving, assisting or communicating with constituents.
Those who interact with individuals with a diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer's type know the difficulties in communicating with these patients.
At the same time, the styles of animated, contentious, dramatic, and open appear to be physician executives' least preferred ways of communicating with attractive and unattractive subordinates.
Reporting can be time and resource consuming and may inhibit many - particularly smaller - companies from communicating their sustainability performance.
GG: You have contributed a great deal in communicating the value of diversity in the work place.
One was described as a subordinate who usually communicated with the respondent in an attractive communicator style, while the other was portrayed as communicating in an unattractive style (see figure 2, right).
Jim Snyder, President of Riverbend Nursery, commented: "Being in a seasonally dependent business that includes the sale and distribution of perishable goods, it is vitally important to have an efficient and reliable means of communicating product availability to our customer base.
I can give you another example: A couple of years ago, in getting regulatory approval for a new $600 million mine, we took a very proactive stance in communicating with the First Nations people of the area, with the local communities, with government, and with the environmental groups.
One was described as a superior who usually communicated with the respondents in an attractive communicator style, while the other was portrayed as communicating in an unattractive style (see figure 2, below).
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