Definition of convey
2a : to bear from one place to another; especially : to move in a continuous stream or massb : to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture, or appearance struggling to convey his feelingsc (1) archaic : steal (2) obsolete : to carry away secretlyd : to transfer or deliver (something, such as property) to another especially by a sealed writinge : to cause to pass from one place or person to another convey a message
Examples of convey in a Sentence
To convey sympathy to a bereaved parent by telephone struck him as maladroit … —P. D. James, The Private Patient, 2008
… he conveys so much kindliness and benign authority that he is probably forgiven each time he directs a tuna-fish shopper into the thick of the English muffins. —Susan Orlean, New Yorker, 22 June 1992
Robyn was well aware that clothes do not merely serve the practical purpose of covering our bodies, but also convey messages about who we are, what we are doing, and how we feel. —David Lodge, Nice Work, 1990
… please convey to Mr. & Mrs. Langdon my love &respectful duty. —Mark Twain, 28 Nov. 1868, in Mark Twain's Letters, 1990
The singer was conveyed from her hotel to the airport by limousine.
They conveyed the goods by ship.
The pipes convey water to the fields.
The message conveyed a sense of urgency.
He conveyed the estate to his son.
Recent Examples of convey from the Web
But in this instance, the president conveyed his threat through government officials, using the power of his office — and public servants — to extort a display of sycophancy from two cable news hosts.
Straight out of the box, Anki’s adorable robot Cozmo plays games, fist bumps, and uses its big, blue digital eyes to convey convincing emotional range.
As for playing Mildred Loving, Negga says less was more in conveying the emotion and pain of Loving’s plight.
So that was really a challenging story to report and then convey in a nuanced way.
Mr. Kalanick conveyed to Mr. Levandowski in response that Mr. Levandowski should not bring any Google information into Uber and that Uber did not want any Google information.
This comes at the expense of outward expressions of intimacy, which can convey vulnerability.
Kathy Bowles, director of the Center for Home Care Policy & Research at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, suggests a plain-language, positive way to convey this information.
Brown and Cherone designed the set, a shabby living room that conveys the stepchildren's disregard for Ethel in bringing her there.
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CONVEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convey for English Language Learners
: to take or carry (someone or something) from one place to another
: to make (something) known to someone
law : to change the ownership of (property) from one person to another
CONVEY Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of convey
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