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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.
See also: communicate

let alone

1. verb To stop bothering someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "let" and "alone." Why do you keep picking at that scab on your knee? Let it alone already! For the last time, let your brother alone—he needs to study!
2. expression Not to mention. The phrase is used to emphasize that if other more significant or pressing things are not possible or cannot be accommodated, a lesser thing certainly is not or cannot either. I hardly had time to brush my teeth this morning, let alone do my hair! We can't afford a vacation, let alone a trip to Disney World.
See also: alone, let

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.
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.
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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.
See also: alone, let

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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All communicated threats and COCs received at the FBI are entered into CTAD, categorized accordingly, analyzed, and assessed for their respective threat potential.
Currently, CTAD contains almost 2,500 communicated threats or other COCs that vary in length from several sentences to 20 or more pages.
Questionnaires containing a description of a target-of-influence who communicated in either an attractive or unattractive style (see figure 2, below) were randomly distributed.
Organizing information so that others can easily communicate it, believe it, act upon it - but assumes no control over how it is communicated or used.
com), the leading provider of Internet-based shareholder communications services, today announced the results of a survey conducted to determine how its corporate clients communicated their compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to investors.
For instance, the corporate culture cannot be effectively communicated via this technology-- it takes a more dynamic channel.
The message he had to convey could not be effectively communicated in this channel.
The law is clear: if a school district permits employees to communicate a wide variety of both work related and private messages, it cannot prohibit a message from being communicated because its content is religious in nature.
And so I talked my way out of poverty--I communicated my way to the top.
Healthcare Scheme: The Healthcare Scheme subject provides information that can be communicated to employees about how the offered healthcare scheme works and the benefits of private medical cover.
Shareholders have now joined NBO and the stock market in communicating the same idea that we have communicated to the Company," said Mr.
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.
When plans are made or modified -- or shipments are not proceeding according to plan -- the effect on trading partners can be communicated quickly and automatically, based on a set of user-defined rules designed to mirror a company's business processes.