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 Howard is a solid communicator, an eternal student of the game, but never one to assume his own superiority. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Juwan Howard, Michigan basketball and the 'beautiful road' that reunited them," 3 Nov. 2019 Sheen was a communicator — on primetime television, at its beginning — of the faith to the world, in the world. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, "Wind Down, Already," 25 Nov. 2019 In my experience, even the men who believe they’re great communicators don’t always listen. Essence, "Listen Up, Fellas! Black Women List Their Biggest Dating Pet Peeves," 19 Nov. 2019 The president sees himself as his own best communicator. NBC News, "Transcript: Party Lines," 4 Nov. 2019 Managers need the tools to become effective communicators and coaches, engaging employees in problem solving and creating an atmosphere in which all ideas and interests have value and are considered. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Toward more civil workplaces," 20 Oct. 2019 But James, ever the meticulous communicator, had no apparent interest in stoking rivalries, settling scores or getting anything off his chest. Ben Golliver, The Denver Post, "After a long summer, LeBron James eases back onto center stage with the Lakers," 29 Sep. 2019 O’Rourke’s early promise as a candidate sprang from his talents as a brooding, sermonizing communicator. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Did Beto O’Rourke Just Change the Democratic Conversation on Guns at the Debate?," 13 Sep. 2019 My friends describe me as an effective leader and communicator who is thoughtful, kind, and compassionate. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Local pastor is 3rd candidate for Woodlands board Position 7," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of communicator

1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Communicator.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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