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verb [transitive]     express pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexpressing
past tenseexpressed
past participleexpressed
  1. 1
    to tell someone about a feeling, opinion, or goal by speaking or writing about it

    I would like to express my thanks to my parents for their support.

    The opinions expressed in this book are purely those of the author.

    The government has reportedly expressed an interest in the plan.

    thoughts that he could not clearly express in words

    1. a.
  2. 2
    to show a feeling on your face, or to give information by your behavior
  3. 3
    to show a quantity or problem in a particular way, especially in mathematics

    Dalton’s Law can be expressed mathematically.

    express something as something:

    a ratio can be expressed as a percentage

  4. 4
    to send something using a service that will deliver it very quickly

    I’ll express those documents to you.

  5. 5
    formal to force a liquid out of something
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