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Adjective: expressed  ik'sprest or ek'sprest
  1. Communicated in words
    "frequently expressed sentiments";
    - uttered, verbalized, verbalised [Brit], voiced
  2. Precisely and clearly communicated or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
    "expressed instructions";
    - explicit
Verb: express  ik'spres or ek'spres
  1. Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    "She expressed her anger";
    - verbalize, verbalise [Brit], utter, give tongue to
  2. Make evident or clear
    "She expressed her disappointment";
    - show, evince [formal]
  3. Serve as a means for expressing something
    "The painting of Mary expresses motherly love";
    - carry, convey
  4. Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
    "Can you express this distance in kilometres?";
    - state
  5. Manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
    "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
  6. Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it";
    - press out, extract
  7. Send by rapid transport or special messenger service
    "She expressed the letter to Florida"

See also: declared, definite, definitive, denotative, denotive, explicitness, express, graphic, hardcore, hard-core, open, overt, spoken, stated, unambiguous, unequivocal, univocal

Type of: acquire, actualise [Brit], actualize, communicate, convey, denote, get, intercommunicate, mail, post [Brit], realise [Brit], realize, refer, send, substantiate

Encyclopedia: Expressed