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express

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of express

  1. 1 of a particular or exact sort <a trip to the supermarket with the express purpose of buying milk> Synonyms concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, specific Related Words lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specified Near Antonyms general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universal Antonyms nonspecific

  2. 2 so clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning <students are not allowed to leave the grounds during school hours unless they have express permission from the principal's office> Synonyms clear-cut, definite, definitive, explicit, specific, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocalRelated Words avowed, declared, specified, stated; categorical (also categoric), complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, full; certain, sure, unmistakable; clear, distinct, lucid, well-defined; exact, precise; direct, literal, plain, simple, straightforward; comprehensible, intelligible, understandableNear Antonyms cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), obscure, unclear; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact; incomprehensible, unintelligibleAntonyms implicit, implied, inferred; ambiguous, circuitous; equivocal, indefinite, inexplicit, unspecific, vague




express

noun, British

Synonyms and Antonyms of express

  1. one that carries a message or does an errand <the solicitors employ an express to deliver their summonses> Synonyms courier, messenger [British], go-between, page, runnerRelated Words forerunner, harbinger, herald; agent, ambassador, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, representative; bearer, carrier, deliveryman, letter carrier, mail carrier, mailman




express

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of express

  1. 1 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <in a true democracy, a person can freely express his or her views> Synonyms air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voice Related Words advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submit Phrases give air to, put forth Near Antonyms censor, restrain, restrict Antonyms stifle, suppress

  2. 2 to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of <except as a fun event at festivals, nowadays people do not make wine by expressing grapes with their feet> Synonyms crush, {h,2}press, mash, squeezeRelated Words ream; pulp, puree (or purée); extract, extrude

  3. 3 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind <an upraised thumb is now universally recognized as a gesture expressing approval or encouragement> Synonyms denote, mean, import, intend, signify, spellRelated Words connote, imply, suggest; add up (to), amount (to); hint, infer, insinuate, intimate; embody, epitomize, personify, represent, symbol, symbolize; advert, allude (to), cite, instance, mention, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); designate, indicate, point (to), signal; announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain

  4. 4 to convey in appropriate or telling terms <could you express your opinion of the book in words a little more precise than “lousy”?> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, phrase, formulate, put, say, state, wordRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up

  5. 5 to represent in visible form <towering spires express in glass and steel the optimism of the age> Synonyms body, epitomize, embody, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, substantiateRelated Words actualize, concretize, realize; exemplify, illustrate, image, objectify, symbolize, typifyAntonyms disembody




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