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express

ex·press

express

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spres
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expressed, expresses, expressing
definition 1: to state or otherwise make known (ideas, thoughts, or feelings).
After watching the film, the students wanted to express their opinions on it.His father loved him but found it hard to express his feelings.He expressed great remorse for what he had done.She expressed her thoughts in her journal.He finally expressed that he had never really loved his wife.
synonyms:
communicate, convey, state, verbalize
antonyms:
repress, suppress
similar words:
embody, indicate, pass, put, represent, reveal, say, shape, signify, speak, voice
definition 2: to make known the thoughts or feelings of (oneself).
She prefers to express herself in writing as it gives her time to think.He uses his art as a way to express himself.
definition 3: to send by rapid transport.
They expressed the package to him this morning.
similar words:
expedite, hasten, hurry, speed, streamline
definition 4: to show or make manifest.
The look on his face clearly expressed guilt.
synonyms:
evince, reveal, show
similar words:
declare, demonstrate, display, evidence, exhibit, manifest, reflect
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: clear, precise, and fully stated; explicit.
It was the mother's express desire that her daughter should inherit the house with all its property.I went downtown with the express purpose of paying the parking ticket, but I forgot it was a holiday.
synonyms:
avowed, explicit, stated
antonyms:
implied, vague
similar words:
clear, precise, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable, very
definition 2: of transportation, making few or no stops before the destination; rapid. (Cf. local.)
We can still get there on time if we take the express train.
synonyms:
direct, nonstop
antonyms:
local
similar words:
fast, rapid, streamlined
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of several rapid means of transporting people, goods, or messages. (Cf. local.)
I sent the documents by express, so they should have arrived by now.
antonyms:
local
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: by rapid means.
Please send the money express.
similar words:
fast, nonstop, rapidly
derivations: expressible (expressable) (adj.), expresser (n.)
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