Connection vs Communicate - What's the difference?
As a noun connection
is (uncountable) the act of connecting.
As a verb communicate is
* connexion , (abbreviation)
(uncountable) The act of connecting.
The point at which two or more things are connected.
- the connection between overeating and obesity
- My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
, date=April 15
, title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer
, work=The Scotsman
, passage=A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection
with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
An established communications or transportation link.
- As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us.
- computers linked by a network connection
(transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
- I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection .
A kinship relationship between people.
- The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train.
# To impart or transmit (information or knowledge) (to) someone; to make known, to tell.
# To impart or transmit (an intangible quantity, substance); to give a share of.
- It is vital that I communicate this information to you.
#* Jeremy Taylor
- to communicate motion by means of a crank
# To pass on (a disease) to another person, animal etc.
- Where God is worshipped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences.
# (obsolete) To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.
- The disease was mainly communicated via rats and other vermin.
#* Ben Jonson
- We shall now consider those functions of intelligence which man communicates with the higher beasts.
# (Christianity) To receive the bread and wine at a celebration of the Eucharist; to take part in Holy Communion.
#* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 148:
- thousands that communicate our loss
# (Christianity) To administer the Holy Communion to (someone).
#* Jeremy Taylor
- The ‘better sort’ might communicate on a separate day; and in some parishes even the quality of the communion wine varied with the social quality of the recipients.
# To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.
- She [the church] may communicate him.
- Many deaf people communicate with sign language.
# To be connected (with) (another room, vessel etc.) by means of an opening or channel.
- I feel I hardly know him; I just wish he'd communicate with me a little more.
- The living room communicates with the back garden by these French windows.
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