Communicate and Say


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Communicate verb – To cause (something) to pass from one to another.
Say is a synonym for communicate in tell topic. In some cases you can use "Say" instead a verb "Communicate", when it comes to topics like words, inform.
Nearby Words: communication, communicated, communicative, communicating, communicable
Synonyms for Communicate


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Say verb – To convey in appropriate or telling terms.
Usage example: I'm not quite sure how to say this, but that's the worst essay I've ever read

Communicate is a synonym for say in express topic. You can use "Communicate" instead a verb "Say", if it concerns topics such as tell, words, suggest, inform.
Nearby Word: saying
Synonyms for Say

Common collocations

people communicate people say people
thanks communicate thanks say thanks
word communicate word say word
name communicate name say name
Other nouns: way, message, everyone, times, names.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Your Highness In the scene where Julie is chanting magic words to communicate with Leezar, you can clearly hear him say "Hufflepuff".
  • Film / The Scarlet and the Black The Pope's witheringly dry response is to say that he will be sure to communicate that he was asked to say that.
  • In Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Jack has to recruit the help of Méliès to communicate his feelings for Miss Acacia in the form of a puppet show, since the words get caught in his throat when he tries to say it out loud.
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