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verb [transitive] express pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspres/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexpressing
past tenseexpressed
past participleexpressed
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  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
    His teachers expressed concern about his progress at school.
    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.
    1. a.
      used about a letter, book, or other piece of writing
      a poem expressing grief at the death of a friend
  2. 2
    to show a feeling on your face, or to give information by your behaviour
    Her eyes expressed total shock.
    The chairperson expressed agreement with a slight nod.
  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.



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