communicate with (one)

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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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You should get to know the movers, shakers, and players and how to communicate with them.
For those with Alzheimer's who have behavior problems, being able to communicate with them in their own language helps staff to resolve their problems more easily.
The results suggest that the way physician executives communicate in upward influence situations is affected by the way their superiors communicate with them.
If we were forced to change how we communicate with them the cost and hassle would be overwhelming.
The purpose of this study is to examine physician executives' communicator style preferences when attempting to influence subordinates who communicate with them in attractive (i.
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.