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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 of express concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, specific Words Related to express lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specified Near Antonyms of express general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universal Antonyms of express 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 of express clear-cut, definite, definitive, explicit, specific, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocalWords Related to express 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 of express cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), obscure, unclear; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact; incomprehensible, unintelligibleAntonyms of express implicit, implied, inferred; ambiguous, circuitous; equivocal, indefinite, inexplicit, unspecific, vague

Synonym Discussion of express

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

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 of express courier, messenger [British], go-between, page, runnerWords Related to express 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 of express air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voice Words Related to express 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 of express censor, restrain, restrict Antonyms of express 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 of express crush, press, mash, squeezeWords Related to express 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 of express denote, mean, import, intend, signify, spellWords Related to express 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 of express articulate, clothe, couch, phrase, formulate, put, say, state, wordWords Related to express 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 of express body, epitomize, embody, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, substantiateWords Related to express actualize, concretize, realize; exemplify, illustrate, image, objectify, symbolize, typifyAntonyms of express disembody

Synonym Discussion of express

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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