com·​mu·​ni·​cat·​or | \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce communicator (audio) \

Definition of communicator

: one that communicates something Nor was Stroheim alone during the twenties in exploring the possibilities of the camera as communicator rather than manipulator.— James Monaco especially : a person who conveys information or knowledge to others A true leader needs to be a good communicator. Bluetooth is named for a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Bluetooth, a great communicator who united warring factions. — Jessie Milligan She tells me I'm a poor communicator, that I give out ambivalent signals. — Blake Morrison A patient representative is a listener, a communicator, and a catalyst for change from within the system. — Barbara M. Swanson

Examples of communicator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Compared to the forty-fifth president, New York’s governor was a skilled administrator and communicator. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Andrew Cuomo Needed Donald Trump," 2 Feb. 2021 Use your natural talents as a communicator, educator, and hype-person to get your name out there and see what comes back to you. Janelle Belgrave,, "Your Money Horoscope For 2021 Is Here," 12 Jan. 2021 Whoever is hired needs to become a better communicator than Nolan and have a scheme benefitting the personnel. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "To fix this defense Cowboys need to interview candidates outside of Mike McCarthy’s comfort zone," 10 Jan. 2021 As the primary English communicator of her Cambodian American family, Suely Saro became accustomed to speaking up at a young age. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Meet Suely Saro, the first Cambodian American elected official in Long Beach history," 14 Dec. 2020 When a small group of Clippers decision-makers evaluated their pool of coaching candidates last October, Tyronn Lue had something beyond his championship credentials working in his favor — his reputation as an exceptional communicator. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers’ offense drives off penetration ahead of open jumpers," 14 Jan. 2021 Kolligs said the council is looking for a strong communicator and manager to keep the city’s momentum in more of a managerial role. James Whitlow,, "Aberdeen city manager takes job in Delaware; city to look for new top official," 17 Dec. 2020 The senior is a two-way standout who has become an even better communicator this year, per new head coach Manny DeBarros. Nathaniel Weitzer,, "EMass boys’ basketball players to watch in 2020-21," 31 Dec. 2020 Bender is also an effective communicator, Bolden noted, citing his 1989 journalism degree from Ohio University in Athens and training in that field. cleveland, "Police Det. Jason Bender hired as director of security for Solon Schools," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of communicator

1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Communicator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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