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


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 courier, messenger [British], go-between, page, runnerRelated Words forerunner, harbinger, herald; agent, ambassador, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, representative; bearer, carrier, deliveryman, letter carrier, mail carrier, mailman



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 air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voice Related Words 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 censor, restrain, restrict Antonyms 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 crush, {h,2}press, mash, squeezeRelated Words 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 denote, mean, import, intend, signify, spellRelated Words 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 articulate, clothe, couch, phrase, formulate, put, say, state, wordRelated Words 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 body, epitomize, embody, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, substantiateRelated Words actualize, concretize, realize; exemplify, illustrate, image, objectify, symbolize, typifyAntonyms disembody

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