convey

When you convey something, you carry or deliver it. Little Red Riding Hood conveyed a basket of muffins to her grandmother. Your sad smile might convey more about your feelings than words ever could.

You can also convey a message or information, which means that you communicate it to someone directly or indirectly through your words or actions. In law, the word convey means to transfer or pass property to someone. This verb is from Middle English conveyen, from Old French conveier, ultimately from the Latin prefix com-, "together," plus via, "way."

Definitions of convey
  1. verb
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    synonyms: carry, channel, conduct, impart, transmit
    carry, express
    serve as a means for expressing something
    carry
    be conveyed over a certain distance
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    wash up
    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
    pipe in
    bring in through pipes
    bring in
    transmit
    retransmit
    transmit again
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    bring, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  2. verb
    transfer to another
    synonyms: communicate, transmit
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    communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
    transmit information
    implant, plant
    put firmly in the mind
    send a message
    give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally
    relay
    pass along
    get across, put over
    communicate successfully
    bespeak, call for, quest, request
    express the need or desire for; ask for
    acknowledge, receipt
    report the receipt of
    carry
    pass on a communication
    deliver, render, return
    pass down
    message
    send as a message
    message
    send a message to
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    transfer
    move from one place to another
  3. verb
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    synonyms: bring, take
    bring, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
    bring
    be accompanied by
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    fetch
    take away or remove
    transit
    cause or enable to pass through
    ferry
    transport from one place to another
    bring back, return, take back
    bring back to the point of departure
    tube
    convey in a tube
    whisk
    move somewhere quickly
    carry, channel, conduct, impart, transmit
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    land
    bring ashore
    ground, run aground, strand
    bring to the ground
    wash up
    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
    pipe in
    bring in through pipes
    bring in
    transmit
    retransmit
    transmit again
    strand
    drive (a vessel) ashore
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    carry, transport
    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  4. verb
    serve as a means for expressing something
    synonyms: carry, express
    carry, channel, conduct, impart, transmit
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
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    measure, quantify
    express as a number or measure or quantity
    gauge
    measure precisely and against a standard
    scale
    measure with or as if with scales
    meter
    measure with a meter
    pace, step
    measure (distances) by pacing
    clock, time
    measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    fathom, sound
    measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
    titrate
    measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration
    plumb
    measure the depth of something
    librate, weigh
    determine the weight of
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    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
  5. verb
    go or come after and bring or take back
    synonyms: bring, fetch, get
    bring, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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    bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
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    retrieve
    run after, pick up, and bring to the master
    retrieve
    go for and bring back
    deliver
    bring to a destination, make a delivery
    misdeliver
    deliver to the wrong address
    process, serve, swear out
    deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload
    leave or unload
    consign
    send to an address
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    channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
    send from one person or place to another
  6. verb
    make known; pass on, of information
    “She conveyed the message to me”
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    give thanks, thank
    express gratitude or show appreciation to
    hint, suggest
    drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    say
    communicate or express nonverbally
    look
    convey by one's expression
    flash
    make known or cause to appear with great speed
    breathe
    manifest or evince
    evince, express, show
    give expression to
    intend, mean
    mean or intend to express or convey
    sneer
    express through a scornful smile
    represent, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify
    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    acknowledge, recognise, recognize
    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
    adumbrate, insinuate, intimate
    give to understand
    clue in
    provide someone with a clue
    connote, imply
    express or state indirectly
    burst out
    give sudden release to an expression
    evoke, paint a picture, suggest
    call to mind
    imply
    suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
    signify
    convey or express a meaning
    import, spell
    indicate or signify
    give
    manifest or show
    exude
    make apparent by one's mood or behavior
    give vent, vent, ventilate
    give expression or utterance to
    aim
    direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
    articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word
    put into words or an expression
    accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress
    stress; single out as important
    advert, allude, touch
    make a more or less disguised reference to
    aim, drive, get
    move into a desired direction of discourse
    menace
    express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
    beam
    express with a beaming face or smile
    smile
    express with a smile
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    give, impart, leave, pass on
    transmit (knowledge or skills)
  7. verb
    transmit a title or property
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    transfer
    cause to change ownership
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