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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The next time you visit a zoo, see and hear how the lions are communicating with one another.
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imprisoned in 2005 in Syria, convicted of the charge of plotting or scheming with a foreign country or communicating with one with the aim of causing it to attack Syria.
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It has been my belief that our community, in particular, has, in the past and currently, a difficult time not only communicating with one another but with others outside ourselves.
The activist trees return in the third movie, communicating with one another in booming voices, from one end of the forest to the other.
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This change in their ability to successfully accomplish tasks and roles and with their success in communicating with one another can also be seen in the way both the father and the mother interact with their child.
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