relay

Meaning(s)

1. to pass on information

Popularity

Medium

Professional

Medium

Social

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to relay information/messages

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The verb to 'relay' something is to receive and pass on information. "Could you relay this message to Kim for me?" It can also mean to broadcast something. "The updates were relayed live from Japan." A 'relay race' is one that is completed by a number of people each undertaking a portion of the race. This is a word you are more likely to hear in a formal context.

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  1. After being approached by a potential client, Wendy relayed the information to her supervisor.
  2. Air traffic controllers must accurately relay information to pilots.
  3. He was responsible for taking calls and relaying messages to his superiors.

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  1. I'm sorry I missed Francis in the office, would you mind relaying a message to her from me?
  2. Don't worry about missing the match, I have an app that will relay all the highlights as they happen.

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reach out (to) touch base

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