Communicate and Talk


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Communicate verb – To engage in an exchange of information or ideas.
Usage example: for decades the two medical centers have been communicating about cancer research

Talk is a synonym for communicate in contact topic. In some cases you can use "Talk" instead a verb "Communicate", when it comes to topics like words, mutually exchange information.
Nearby Words: communication, communicated, communicative, communicating, communicable
Synonyms for Communicate


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Talk verb – Use language.
Usage example: the baby talks already

Communicate is a synonym for talk in words topic. You can use "Communicate" instead a verb "Talk", if it concerns topics such as inform, converse.
Nearby Words: talking, talkative, talker, talkie
Synonyms for Talk

Common collocations

mind communicate mind talk mind
people communicate people talk people
thanks communicate thanks talk thanks
way communicate way talk way
Other nouns: bit, language, anyone, everyone, times, ghosts.

Both words in one sentence

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