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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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Even if you have elected to ignore the clear message communicated by the securities markets to this effect, we urge you not to dismiss the clear statement of your shareholders.
Carrier Bookings, Notifications, Advanced Ship Notices and Vendor Route Instructions will be communicated throughout the supply chain in the most expedient form for the receiving partner, including EDI, E-mail, Lotus Notes, Fax and Pager.
In conjunction with these responsibilities, the unit implemented CTAD to serve as the primary repository for all communicated threats and other criminally oriented communications (COCs) within the FBI.
In order to present difficult news in a manner that is most helpful to parents, it is desirable to begin by finding out both what the parents know about the situation and the manner in which they want the information communicated to them.
We communicated our game plan and our business plan.
Questionnaires containing a description of a target of influence who communicated in either an attractive or an unattractive style were randomly distributed (figure 2, right).
With 69% of institutional US equity order flow currently communicated electronically and projected to rise to nearly 80% in 2007, TABB Group estimates that electronically routed buy-side orders will increase from 1.
Most often, employees ignore policies because they are poorly explained or poorly communicated, they are not enforced, or employees don't know they're enforced.
6 In addition, police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, communicated with a deaf subject by using sign language.
The focus in the earlier study was on what was communicated.
All parties can utilize a single platform that provides all of the specs and modifications that need to be communicated by the organization.
In short, business try to communicate with their staffs in the same way as they once communicated with their customers.
Physician executives' preferences for persuasion strategies were measured by asking them how likely they would be to select the strategies of assertiveness, bargaining, coalition, friendliness, higher-authority, reason, and sanctions (see figure 1, above) in influencing a subordinate who typically communicated with them in an attractive or an unattractive style.
Setting up the launch campaign, each execution succinctly communicated Titan's core attributes: 305 horsepower, 379 lb-ft of torque, 9,500 pound maximum towing capacity, when properly equipped.