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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.
See also: communicate

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.
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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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switch on) Black Speak to clearly and concisely communicate a "truth" regarding the conundrum faced by African-descent peoples simultaneously immersed in the clashing tides of American cultures to another or others conversant in the vernacular form.
But communicate it does, and inasmuch as it conveys negative, false, venal, or evil emotions or states of being, such as rebellion, chaos, anger, violence, atheism, or moral relativism, music must be considered bad.
No translating is done when private devices communicate to other private devices on a switch.
The essence of talking to children is to talk and listen when they are willing to communicate, not when you want to.
If they adopt the ubiquitous standards of the World Wide Web, physicians will be able to communicate with many of their patients electronically without having to install and maintain expensive proprietary software on patients, and health plan members, computers.
Even the most severely disabled are able to use some form of technology that helps them communicate with the world, Feit said.
More specifically, the present investigation examined the impact of superiors who communicate in attractive and unattractive styles on physician executives' strategic maneuvers to gain compliance.
Through its OneReport[TM] suite of reporting tools, companies can efficiently collect and manage their environmental, social, and governance information and communicate it to their stakeholders.
You're going to laugh at this - it sounds so simple - but the key is to communicate, communicate, communicate at every level in the organization, and to start at the lowest level.
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Answer 1: Managers and supervisors don't communicate weft or at all.