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To show or express emotions - thesaurus

Synonyms

show

verb

to behave in a way that allows people to know your feelings, opinions, or personal qualities

display

verb

to show a feeling, quality, or attitude by the way you behave

manifest

verb

formal to show something such as a feeling or ability, so that it is easy to notice

express yourself

to show your feelings in a particular way

make no secret of something

to make no attempt to hide your feelings about something

give away

to show an emotion or quality that you are trying to hide

offer

verb

to express your feelings towards someone

voice

verb

formal to express your opinions or feelings about something, especially negative feelings

render

verb

formal to express, show, or perform something in a particular way

surrender

verb

literary to allow yourself to show your feelings and to do what you really want to do

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act out

to express your thoughts or feelings through your words or behaviour

bare

verb

mainly literary if you bare yourself or bare your soul, you tell someone your most private thoughts

be a study in something

to show a particular emotion or quality by your appearance

be in rapture/raptures

literary to be in an extremely happy or excited state, and show this by what you say

betray

verb

if you betray a feeling or quality that you want to hide or that you are not aware of, your words or face make it clear to people

blaze

verb

if someone’s eyes blaze, they show a sudden strong emotion, especially anger

carry on

informal to behave in an angry, excited, or emotional way

choke

verb

if your voice chokes, you cannot speak clearly, usually because of a strong emotion or because you are laughing

cloud

verb

if an emotion clouds your eyes, your eyes show the emotion

cloud over

if your face or eyes cloud over, they show a negative emotion

crack

verb

if your voice cracks, it goes higher and lower, and you cannot control it, especially because of a strong emotion or because you are going to cry

emanate

verb

formal if you emanate a lot of a quality or feeling, or if it emanates from you, you show it without expressing it in words

emote

verb

to express an emotion in a very obvious way

evince

verb

very formal to show a particular feeling, quality, or attitude

explode

verb

to express strong emotions in a sudden, noisy, and often violent way

extend

verb

formal to offer something such as a welcome, thanks, or sympathy to someone

externalise

a British spelling of externalize

externalize

verb

formal to express feelings and thoughts

freak

verb

informal to become or make you become so angry, surprised, excited, or frightened that you cannot control yourself

get someone/something out of your system

to get rid of a strong wish to do something or strong feelings about someone

give (full) rein to something/give something (full) rein

to let your imagination or feelings develop in an uncontrolled way

give vent to

to express very strong anger or sadness

glint

verb

if someone’s eyes glint, they show a strong emotion such as anger

glitter

verb

if your eyes glitter, they show a strong emotion such as anger

glow

verb

to show strong and happy emotion, especially in your face

glow

verb

if your eyes glow with an emotion, they show that emotion very clearly

gush

verb

if words or emotions gush from you, you unexpectedly express them very strongly

hold

verb

literary if your face or voice holds a particular emotion, it shows it

light up

if someone’s face or eyes light up, they express a strong emotion, usually happiness or excitement

not pull any/your punches

to express your feelings and opinions, especially criticism, very clearly

open up

to talk more about your personal feelings and experiences

pour out

to tell someone everything that you are feeling

quaver

verb

if your voice quavers, it is not steady because you are feeling nervous or afraid

radiate

verb

to show a particular feeling or attitude in your expression or behaviour

release

verb

to get rid of a negative feeling, especially one that you have had for a long time

send a/the message (that)

if a group of people sends a particular message, they publicly show other people how they feel about something

shine

verb

if people’s eyes or faces shine, they look extremely happy or excited

show your hand

to let someone know what you intend to do or what methods you have of doing it

signal

verb

if you signal a quality or your feelings, you show what you intend to do about something

slaver

verb

to show your excitement about something in a silly way

sound

verb

to show a particular emotion or quality in your voice

sport

verb

used about things other than clothes, for example expressions

unburden yourself

to tell someone about your problems so that you feel less worried about them

unload

verb

to tell someone about the things or feelings that are worrying you

verbalise

a British spelling of verbalize

verbalize

verb

to express your feelings or ideas with words

wear/have your heart on your sleeve

to make your feelings obvious to other people

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