communicator

noun
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

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Though a gifted communicator, Kennedy has been eclipsed in the House by a newer group of progressives viewed as the party’s future. Adrian Walker, BostonGlobe.com, "Can a member of America’s oldest political dynasty sell himself as a voice for change?," 27 Aug. 2019 In the video, Lehtinen sends an SOS and communicates with his family using a Garmin inReach satellite communicator. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Pilot Crashes in Remote Wilderness, and Then Films His Rescue," 7 Aug. 2019 Maybe this was because the two marquee progressives, Sanders and Warren, were the best communicators. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "In the Democratic Debate, It Was Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Versus the Moderates," 31 July 2019 Injecting that phrase into the bloodstream of British politics was one of Mrs May’s few successes as a political communicator. The Economist, "Boris Johnson is looking like Theresa May 2.0," 8 Aug. 2019 One of them is Mr. Duke, the ground communicator with Apollo 11. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Apollo 11 at 50: How the moon landing changed the world," 16 July 2019 The failure of journalists covering the Pentagon to inquire about civilian deaths can be attributed to a communications breakdown of sorts among professional communicators. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Limited coverage of civilian deaths means Americans can’t comprehend the true cost of war," 16 July 2019 And Ms Lagarde is a capable communicator who has said sensible things about the euro-zone, avoiding the ideological hawkishness of her German counterparts. Charlemagne | Strasbourg, The Economist, "EU leaders settle on a new team to run the club," 2 July 2019 Rio Salado’s classes teach students to be disciplined, deliver material in a clear way, to phrase thoughts well and to be a good communicator. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "Phoenix college proves education is more than just hitting the books," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of communicator

1550, in the meaning defined above

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