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express

adjective

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1 of a particular or exact sort
  • a trip to the supermarket with the express purpose of buying milk

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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

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express

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Synonyms of express (Entry 2 of 3)

one that carries a message or does an errand
  • the solicitors employ an express to deliver their summonses

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express

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Synonyms & Antonyms of express (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)
  • in a true democracy, a person can freely express his or her views

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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

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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

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4 to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • could you express your opinion of the book in words a little more precise than "lousy"?

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5 to represent in visible form
  • towering spires express in glass and steel the optimism of the age

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Adjective

explicit, definite, express, specific mean perfectly clear in meaning. explicit implies such verbal plainness and distinctness that there is no need for inference and no room for difficulty in understanding. explicit instructions definite stresses precise, clear statement or arrangement that leaves no doubt or indecision. the law is definite in such cases express implies both explicitness and direct and positive utterance. her express wishes specific applies to what is precisely and fully treated in detail or particular. two specific criticisms

Verb

express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to make known what one thinks or feels. 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

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The first known use of express was in the 14th century

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“Express.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ex-press. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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