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ex·press

 (ĭk-sprĕs′)
tr.v. ex·pressed, ex·press·ing, ex·press·es
1.
a. To set forth in words; state: express an opinion.
b. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show: expressed his anger with a frown. See Synonyms at voice.
c. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
2. To convey or suggest a representation of; depict: The painting expresses the rage of war victims.
3. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula: express a fraction as a decimal.
4. To squeeze or press out, as juice from an orange.
5. To send by special messenger or rapid transport: express a package to Los Angeles.
6. Genetics
a. To synthesize (a product, especially a protein) encoded by a gene: a gene that expresses an enzyme.
b. To manifest the effects of (a gene): Half of the people who inherit the gene express it.
c. To manifest (a genetic trait): All the mice in the study expressed the defect.
adj.
1. Definitely and explicitly stated: their express wish. See Synonyms at explicit.
2. Particular; specific: an express plan.
3.
a. Rapid and having few or no stops or interruptions: express delivery of packages; an express bus.
b. Of, relating to, or appropriate for rapid travel: express lanes on a freeway.
c. Designed for use in an express rifle: an express bullet.
adv.
By express delivery or transport.
n.
1.
a. A rapid, efficient system for the delivery of goods and mail.
b. Goods and mail conveyed by such a system.
2. A means of transport, such as a train, that travels rapidly and makes few or no stops before its destination.
3. Chiefly British
a. A special messenger.
b. A message delivered by special courier.

[Middle English expressen, from Old French expresser, from Medieval Latin expressāre, frequentative of Latin exprimere : ex-, ex- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·press′er n.
ex·press′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expressed - communicated in wordsexpressed - communicated in words; "frequently uttered sentiments"
spoken - uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken"
2.expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
definite - precise; explicit and clearly defined; "I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
denotative, denotive - having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
unequivocal, univocal, unambiguous - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
overt, open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
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They differ by the fact that the images that constitute memories, unlike those that constitute imagination, are accompanied by a feeling of belief which may be expressed in the words "this happened." The mere occurrence of images, without this feeling of belief, constitutes imagination; it is the element of belief that is the distinctive thing in memory.*
It is no doubt irregularly expressed; but it is dated, signed, and witnessed as the law directs; and the perfectly simple and straightforward provisions that it contains are in no respect, that I can see, technically open to attack.
Possibly it was not sympathy but the way they expressed their hatred for Red-Eye; at any rate they always warned us of his approach.
The reader must remember that he was acquainted by Mrs Fitzpatrick, in the account she gave of her own story, with the fondness Mrs Western had formerly shewn for Mr Fitzpatrick at Bath, from the disappointment of which Mrs Fitzpatrick derived the great bitterness her aunt had expressed toward her.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
He expressed his regret at having to leave me, but hoped I would amuse myself with the baby till he returned.
is not disposed to depend upon their marriage; he shook his head when I expressed my hopes, and said he fear W.