Etymology
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communicative (adj.)

late 14c., "that communicates," from French communicatif, from Latin communicat-, past participle stem of communicare "to share, divide out; communicate, impart, inform; join, unite, participate in," literally "to make common," related to communis "common, public, general" (see common (adj.)). Meaning "talkative, not reserved, ready to converse" is recorded from 1650s. Related: Communicativeness.

updated on February 07, 2018

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Definitions of communicative from WordNet

communicative (adj.)
of or relating to communication;
communicative arts
communicative (adj.)
able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray;
Synonyms: communicatory
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