Roget category 5274. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.9. Modes of communication
communication, intimation — notice, notification — enunciation, annunciation — announcement — communiqu_e — representation, round robin, presentment.
case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition — news etc. 532 — return etc. (record) 551 — account etc. (description) 594 — statement etc. (affirmation) 535.
mention — acquainting etc. v. — instruction etc. (teaching) 537 — outpouring — intercommunication, communicativeness.
informant, authority, teller, intelligencer†, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece — informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective — sleuth — mouchard†, spy, newsmonger — messenger etc. 534 — amicus curiae [Lat.].
valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide — guidebook, handbook — vade mecum [Lat.] — manual — map, plan, chart, gazetteer — itinerary etc. (journey) 266.
hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition†, cue, byplay — gesture etc. (indication) 550 — gentle hint, broad hint — verbum sapienti [Lat.], a word to the wise — insinuation etc. (latency) 526.
[units of information] bit, byte, word, doubleword [Comp.], quad word, paragraph, segment.
[information storage media] magnetic media, paper medium, optical media — random access memory, RAM — read-only memory, ROM — write once read mostly memory, WORM.
inform of —
acquaint with —
impart to —
make acquaintance with,
let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known — publish etc. 531 — notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of.
let one know, have one to know — give one to understand — give notice — set before, lay before, put before — point out, put into one's head — put one in possession of — instruct etc. (teach) 537 — direct the attention to etc. 457.
announce, annunciate — report, report progress — bringword†, send word, leave word, write word — telegraph, telephone — wire — retail, render an account — give an account etc. (describe) 594 — state etc. (affirm) 535.
[disclose inadvertently or reluctantly] let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chest — disclose etc. 529.
show cause — explain etc. (interpret) 522.
hint — given an inkling of — give a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hint — insinuate — allude to, make allusion to — glance at — tip the wink etc. (indicate) 550 — suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe — whisper, whisper in the ear.
give a bit of one's mind — tell one plainly, tell once for all — speak volumes.
undeceive†, unbeguile† — set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of.
be informed of &c. — know etc. 490 — learn etc. 539 — get scent of, get wind of, gather from — awaken to, open one's eyes to — become alive, become awake to — hear, overhear, understand.
come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge — reach one's ears.
expressive etc. 516 — explicit etc. (open) 525, (clear) 518 — plain spoken &c., (artless) 703.
nuncupative, nuncupatory† — declaratory, expository — enunciative† — communicative, communicatory†.
from information received.
a little bird told me —
I heard it through the grapevine.
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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