express


express

verb

Definition of EXPRESS

1
to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) <in a true democracy, a person can freely express his or her views>
Phrases give air to, put forth
Near Antonyms censor, restrain, restrict
Antonyms stifle, suppress
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>
Related Words ream; pulp, puree (or purée); extract, extrude
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>
4
to convey in appropriate or telling terms <could you express your opinion of the book in words a little more precise than lousy?>
5
to represent in visible form <towering spires express in glass and steel the optimism of the age>
Antonyms disembody

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