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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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As she attempts to convey her perceptions to the listeners, the orator invokes Black Speak in order to communicate and illuminate a "truth.
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When migrating to Fibre Channel switched fabrics, it's important that these private loop-only devices can be attached to communicate with today's full fabric, full featured SAN implementations.
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.
Hence, one way to gain some insight into how physician executives function as leaders in health care organizations is to examine the way they communicate when engaging in the process of upward influence.
McLaughlin has changed the way she communicates since the literacy assessment in her department.
Physician executives in this investigation were significantly more likely to rely on the "softer" strategies of reason and friendliness to persuade a subordinate who communicates in an attractive than in an unattractive style.
By making it easier for them to communicate with their customers, we help them focus on the most critical issues in their business, like growing high-quality nursery products, and being able to satisfy customers during peak demand periods such as this past weekend's Mothers' Day holiday.
When an organization communicates infrequently and it makes a communication judgment error or two, there's a tremendous likelihood that all or most messages from that point on will be subject to great skepticism.
The results show that the physician executives in this investigation were more likely to use the strategies of reason and friendliness to gain compliance from a superior who typically communicates with them in an attractive style Om with one who typically communicates with them in an unattractive style.
The company provides its technical and marketing knowledge to assist brands, advertisers and traditional media companies communicate and interact with the difficult to reach youth segment.
Managers must learn that their behavior, what they do and don't do in the work place, communicates far more powerfully than any print or electronic media.
Navigate life communicates the brand message through advertising, sponsorships, in-store environment and on-line experience.
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