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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I am an obstacle in the way of your communicating with Mrs.
Van Brandt, the portrait offered the best of all means of communicating with Miss Dunross, without absolutely violating the engagement to which her father had pledged me.
They cover foundations of interpersonal communication; communication, culture, and identity; communication, perception, identity, and the self; communicating verbally; communicating non-verbally; listening and responding effectively; communication and emotion; sharing personal information; communicating conflict; communicating in a close relationships; and communicating with families, friends, and romantic partners.
Not communicating with other healthcare professionals after being bullied or verbally abused by them can result in adverse events for patients.
As we work to win back the trust of our customers, we will make it clearer who they are communicating with.
The purpose of this study was to identify whether students' motives for communicating with their instructors are related to their classroom effort and their perceptions of course workload.
Communicating with another Welsh speaker in the workplace, pub, shop or hospital engenders a sense of fellowship and understanding which goes beyond mere words.
We know that doctors often fail to communicate well when speaking to their patients in English, but it seems they may need to improve communicating with patients in Spanish--and other languages--too.
Between March 2009 and March 2011, Talk To Your Baby has been engaged in a research project, under the title of Face to Face, to identify key messages for parents and carers in relation to communicating with babies and young children, and has examined the most effective ways to promote these messages to parents and carers.
If the people you are communicating with do not understand your message in a way that allows them to embrace it, you have a failure to communicate.
He offers his comprehensive six-person "Communicating with Pictures" workshops every May and October in Oak Creek Canyon, near Sedona, Arizona.
Those who want to live in Laurent, though, say their intent is not exclusivity, but the inclusion of diverse people, especially those who do not have the luxury of communicating with speech.
While greater resources are going into analyzing market trends, identifying important segments and developing specific strategies for communicating with and selling to targeted segments, there is often a disconnect between brilliant marketing plans and implementation of those plans by salespeople in the field.
A SPECK OF DIRT CAN DEAFEN EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH SATELLITES ORBITING THE EARTH.
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