communicate with

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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 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.
See also: communicate
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A type of sign language also enabled Indian tribes to communicate with other tribes whose spoken languages were different.
9) In a real sense, the way people communicate with one another reveals how they define their relationships.
GEORGE: Don't be afraid to over communicate, and that corresponds to one of the primary do's, and that is, resist every temptation you have to not communicate with people.
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But, hey - Every day, every Jane, Joe and leader out there has more tools to communicate with more people.
The present investigation extends the research of an earlier study examining physician executives' choices of persuasion strategies to gain compliance from superiors who communicate with them in attractive and unattractive styles.
In short, business try to communicate with their staffs in the same way as they once communicated with their customers.