express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.
expressed her feelings in music
vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.
a tirade venting his frustration
utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.
utter a groan
voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.
an editorial voicing their concerns
broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.
broached the subject of a divorce
air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.
publicly airing their differences
Examples of broach in a Sentence
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When Angela disappears into the woods after school one day with her friend Katherine (Olivia O’Neill), Victor’s panic is palpable — as is his refusal to believe in any kind of merciful deity when Katherine’s heavily religious parents broach matters of the spirit with him.—Vulture, 6 Oct. 2023 Clockwise from left: Freddie’s famed arrow jacket, Queen broach, and mustache comb.—Vulture, 7 Sep. 2023 With the subway system in a yearslong deficit, politicians routinely broach scrapping the free fares or raising the age to qualify.—Victoria Kim Chang W. Lee, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 In addition, there are several necklace or earring latches as well as a slip pocket and sections for bracelets or broaches.—Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 Choose your own embellishment with a cute pin or a broach.—Nneya Richards, Travel + Leisure, 15 July 2023 In the short clip, Lopez is dressed in a gown with a red plunging neckline and black skirt tied together with a large green ribbon broach at her waist.—Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2023 Wearing a black suit, black sunglasses, leather gloves and a cream tie paired with a glimmering tie knot broach, Usher embraced the theme.—USA TODAY, 2 May 2023 The Garter Star, given to her by the president of Germany, was pinned to the left side of her dress along with the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II broach.—Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2023
On Tuesday, the King, 74, broached the subject during a state banquet at the State House in Nairobi.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Singer’s absence was broached by a fan at the RHONY Legacy panel, despite Michael Rapaport’s best attempts to steer around the issue.—Bethy Squires, Vulture, 7 Nov. 2023 In his keynote speech the following morning, Davis did not broach FTX.—Joel Khalili, WIRED, 30 Oct. 2023 Filled with a range of medical facts, real-life stories, and helpful advice, this book broaches every topic in a caring manner.—Maya Polton, Parents, 16 Oct. 2023 Despite that suggestion of flexibility, Termini did not broach the notion of adding back middle-class housing if things improve.—Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2023 After a fertility specialist broached the idea of egg donation, Daniel’s twin did not hesitate to donate her own eggs.—Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 22 Oct. 2023 When Vought first broached his idea for a modern-day Church Committee, people asked him if the concept was religious.—Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2023 But le Carré stops far short of broaching the subject of his numerous extramarital affairs.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English broche "pointed instrument, brooch," borrowed from Anglo-French, "pointed object, brooch, spigot," going back to Vulgar Latin *brocca, noun derivative from feminine of Latin broccus "prominent, projecting," of uncertain origin
Middle English brochen "to pierce, skewer (meat), tap (a cask)," borrowed from Anglo-French brocher "to prick, spur, stab," verbal derivative of broche "pointed object" — more at broach entry 1