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transmit (something) to (someone or something)

1. To send or dispatch something to someone, something, or some place. You must transmit this package to the consulate as soon as possible. The CEO confirmed that he had transmitted his resignation letter to the board of directors.
2. To send, convey, or communicate something to someone or something through or as through a radio signal, transmission line, fiber optic cable, etc. The spy had been secretly transmitting classified information to his home country using a powerful shortwave radio. Nearly every person and company in the world transmits information to each other over the Internet nowadays.
3. To spread some disease or infection to someone else; to infect someone with something. Infected people can pass the virus to others through the air. Many people become carriers for the disease, unwittingly transmitting it to others because they do not suffer any symptoms of it themselves.
4. To impart or pass on genetic material or information to another person, animal, or plant by heredity. The parent fish can transmit the genetic defects to their offspring. Male-pattern baldness is in part transmitted to men from their maternal grandfathers.
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transmit something (from some place) (to some place)

to send or dispatch something from one place to another. Can you transmit a fax from your hotel to your office? I can transmit it to any place in the world.

transmit something to someone or something

to send or dispatch something to someone or something. Please transmit this message to Rachel. I will transmit the message to my office.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The global Sexually Transmitted Diseases Drug Market has been analyzed in detail on a global as well as a regional level.
The first transmitted COC erroneously showed pre-LAT data.
Sex work continues to drive existing sexually transmitted infections epidemics while helping to seed new ones.
"By knowing the origin of the transmitted virus, scientists may be able to develop new vaccines, vaginal microbicides and drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV." (ANI)
The age of respondents and their primary source of information did not seem to affect their level of knowledge about sexually transmitted infection.
Given a list of nine common STIs, only 19% of participants correctly identified them all as sexually transmitted. Although 93% correctly identified HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted infection, 91% incorrectly said that it is the only serious STI.
Almost half (45%) thought that birth control methods besides condoms could prevent sexually transmitted infection, and a majority of the cohort reported inconsistent condom use, Dr.
(1.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STD Surveillance 2002: STDs in Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Atlanta: CDC, 2002; and CDC, National Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2002, Atlanta: CDC, 2002.
DHS last year tried to impose a requirement that API data be transmitted 60 min.
The number of sexually transmitted disease cases in the North has risen more than three times quicker than the national rate, new figures show.
Genital herpes is recognized as a key health concern in the US where it is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases.
Tokyo, Japan, Jan 11, 2006 - (JCN) - Oki Electric announced on January 11 that it has successfully transmitted encoded MPEG-4 video over a satellite phone using its portable video encoder transmitter MPEG-4 Encoder RS-M.
When the patient comes within 9 feet of the smartcard reader, their medical history will be automatically transmitted to the doctor's handheld computer.
The National Institutes of Health in 2001 investigated the world scientific literature relating to the ability of condom use to reduce the risk of the transmission of sexually transmitted disease.
adolescents when they were young adults (ages 18-24), and found that adolescent virginity pledges were not associated with lower rates of several sexually transmitted infection--even though they were associated with several behavior changes that would have seemed to be protective.