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From commūnis (common, public, general) +‎ -icō.



commūnicō (present infinitive commūnicāre, perfect active commūnicāvī, supine commūnicātum); first conjugation

  1. (in giving) I impart, share
  2. (in receiving) I share, partake, participate in
  3. I join, unite, add, link, connect (to an equal part)
  4. I make common, bring into common use
  5. (figuratively) I contaminate, defile, communicate
  6. (Medieval Latin) I communicate


   Conjugation of commūnicō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commūnicō commūnicās commūnicat commūnicāmus commūnicātis commūnicant
imperfect commūnicābam commūnicābās commūnicābat commūnicābāmus commūnicābātis commūnicābant
future commūnicābō commūnicābis commūnicābit commūnicābimus commūnicābitis commūnicābunt
perfect commūnicāvī commūnicāvistī, commūnicāstī1 commūnicāvit commūnicāvimus commūnicāvistis, commūnicāstis1 commūnicāvērunt, commūnicāvēre
pluperfect commūnicāveram commūnicāverās commūnicāverat commūnicāverāmus commūnicāverātis commūnicāverant
future perfect commūnicāverō commūnicāveris commūnicāverit commūnicāverimus commūnicāveritis commūnicāverint
passive present commūnicor commūnicāris, commūnicāre commūnicātur commūnicāmur commūnicāminī commūnicantur
imperfect commūnicābar commūnicābāris, commūnicābāre commūnicābātur commūnicābāmur commūnicābāminī commūnicābantur
future commūnicābor commūnicāberis, commūnicābere commūnicābitur commūnicābimur commūnicābiminī commūnicābuntur
perfect commūnicātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect commūnicātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect commūnicātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commūnicem commūnicēs commūnicet commūnicēmus commūnicētis commūnicent
imperfect commūnicārem commūnicārēs commūnicāret commūnicārēmus commūnicārētis commūnicārent
perfect commūnicāverim commūnicāverīs commūnicāverit commūnicāverīmus commūnicāverītis commūnicāverint
pluperfect commūnicāvissem, commūnicāssem1 commūnicāvissēs, commūnicāssēs1 commūnicāvisset, commūnicāsset1 commūnicāvissēmus, commūnicāssēmus1 commūnicāvissētis, commūnicāssētis1 commūnicāvissent, commūnicāssent1
passive present commūnicer commūnicēris, commūnicēre commūnicētur commūnicēmur commūnicēminī commūnicentur
imperfect commūnicārer commūnicārēris, commūnicārēre commūnicārētur commūnicārēmur commūnicārēminī commūnicārentur
perfect commūnicātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect commūnicātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commūnicā commūnicāte
future commūnicātō commūnicātō commūnicātōte commūnicantō
passive present commūnicāre commūnicāminī
future commūnicātor commūnicātor commūnicantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives commūnicāre commūnicāvisse, commūnicāsse1 commūnicātūrum esse commūnicārī commūnicātum esse commūnicātum īrī
participles commūnicāns commūnicātūrus commūnicātus commūnicandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
commūnicandī commūnicandō commūnicandum commūnicandō commūnicātum commūnicātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


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  • communico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • communico in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • communico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (1) to communicate one's plans to some one; (2) to make common cause with a person. Similarly c. causam, rationem: consilia cum aliquo communicare
    • to take common counsel: consilia inter se communicare




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of communicar