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

    thoughts that he could not clearly express in words

    The government has reportedly expressed an interest in the scheme.

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

    The opinions expressed in this book are purely my own.

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  2. 2
    to show a feeling on your face, or to give information by your behaviour
  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
    mainly American 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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