English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'communication'

(noun) 
Definition
the exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
The problem is a lack of real communication between you.
Synonyms
contact
Opposition leaders are denying any contact with the government.
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conversation
Our telephone conversation lasted an hour and a half.
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correspondence
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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intercourse (formal)
There was social intercourse between the old and the young.
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link
They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
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relations
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connection
I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
(noun) 
Definition
the exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
Treatment involves the communication of information.
Synonyms
passing on
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spread
The greatest hope for reform is the gradual spread of information.
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circulation
measures inhibiting the circulation of useful information
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transmission
the transmission of knowledge and skills
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imparting
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dissemination
the dissemination of scientific ideas
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conveyance
the conveyance of bicycles on local trains
(noun) 
Definition
something communicated, such as a message
The ambassador has brought a communication from the President.
Synonyms
message
Would you like to leave a message?
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news
They still haven't had any news about the survivors.
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report
Press reports vary dramatically.
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word
There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
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information
They refused to give us any information about her.
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statement
He now disowns that statement, saying he was depressed when he made it.
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intelligence
a senior officer involved in gathering intelligence
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announcement
There has been no formal announcement by either government.
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dispatch
this dispatch from our West Africa correspondent
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email or e-mail
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(plural noun) 
Definition
means of travelling or sending messages
Violent rain has caused flooding and cut communications between neighbouring towns.
Synonyms
connections
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links
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routes

Additional synonyms

in the sense of announcement
There has been no formal announcement by either government.
in the sense of circulation
Definition
the distribution of newspapers or magazines
measures inhibiting the circulation of useful information
in the sense of connection
I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.

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