Meaning of convey in English:


Pronunciation /kənˈveɪ/

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  • 1with object Transport or carry to a place.

    ‘pipes were laid to convey water to the house’
    • ‘Since then he has brought his own mode of transport and conveyed anyone that was at a specified location at an appointed time.’
    • ‘Flow to the downstream channel is conveyed by a principal spillway-usually a pipe - through the reservoir.’
    • ‘Tractors cannot be used on land to convey fodder to feeding sites and farmers have to carry in hay or silage on their backs.’
    • ‘The free-floating atmospherically conveyed influenza virus moves from human to human in proportion solely to the proximity and number of human contacts it lands on.’
    • ‘Thus, feed is often delivered in trucks and conveyed by mechanized equipment to the feed stations.’
    • ‘Some, but not all, are conveyed to shoots in the transpiration stream.’
    • ‘Converting a site from a natural to a developed state greatly increases the efficiency of the drainage system by compacting soils and collecting and conveying runoff using impervious surfaces and pipes.’
    • ‘The other three channels start from Bulgaria, conveying women and girls to Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Holland and Belgium.’
    • ‘Nigel Brown made history by driving the first Eurostar train conveying the Queen at the inauguration of the Channel Tunnel in 1994.’
    • ‘It conveys water from the southwest towards Tripoli.’
    • ‘The respondent was arrested and conveyed to Chichester police station where he provided a breath specimen of 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.’
    • ‘The breath was positive and the respondent was arrested and conveyed to Brecon Police Station.’
    • ‘I have been sacrificed, transferred and conveyed so often, I know the feeling of being lifted and carried away.’
    transport, carry, bring, take, fetch, bear, move, ferry, shuttle, shift, transfer
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    1. 1.1Make (an idea, impression, or feeling) known or understandable.
      ‘the real virtues and diversity of America had never been conveyed in the movies’
      • ‘it's impossible to convey how lost I felt’
      • ‘As the name indicates, the movie also conveys feelings of nostalgia and the pangs of lost love.’
      • ‘They could perfectly understand its conveying an impression of hypocrisy on the paper's part.’
      • ‘By their regular performance, the words are remembered from one generation to the next, and they convey beliefs and ideas from the distant past.’
      • ‘A book as a prop is a great idea to convey the mood and make the sitter feel relaxed.’
      • ‘The word conveys the idea that some conscious party or agency was at a scene and can give an account of events, but it doesn't say anything about the reliability of that account.’
      • ‘It is only since Charlotte's diagnosis that I have found words that almost convey my feelings.’
      • ‘Words are not always the only or even the best way to convey feelings of joy, sadness, fear, contentment, anger, and love.’
      • ‘These photos are more effective in conveying thoughts and ideas than personal sketches and narrative will ever be.’
      • ‘When she sang, her voice was soft and gentle, conveying her feelings of love and compassion for him.’
      • ‘The republicans are enormously conscious of this and very, very good at it, and it's not just words, it's the ideas conveyed by the words.’
      • ‘I mean, how could such a simple word convey a feeling so intense and nauseous?’
      • ‘Iris finished off the statement with a small smile that she hoped conveyed sympathy and understanding for Emily's position.’
      • ‘The earliest drawings in the show were almost nerve-wracking to view, conveying the feeling of huge ideas having been forced onto a tiny stage.’
      • ‘He looked up at her, with an expression designed to convey the right feelings.’
      • ‘It's in the way we engage in small talk and mobilize our facial expressions to convey interest and sympathetic sentiments.’
      • ‘The most effective channel for artists to convey their perspectives is through their art.’
      • ‘The melodies could sometimes be stronger, but King's lyrics and delivery convey an arresting spectrum of ambivalent emotions.’
      • ‘Rather than providing a transparent depiction of daily life, diarists convey a great deal about the preoccupations of their society.’
      • ‘The content is out there, and he brings it together in a manner that conveys his view, and he does so extremely well.’
      • ‘He was casually dressed, his speech was mediocre in delivery, but most tellingly, his body language conveyed a cool arrogance.’
      project, exude, emit, emanate, send forth
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    2. 1.2Communicate (a message or information)
      ‘Mr Harvey and his daughter have asked me to convey their very kind regards’
      • ‘But the real heart of most advertising messages conveys information or communicates a feeling about the product or service being advertised.’
      • ‘The message is conveyed, but no information is received back until a reply arrives.’
      • ‘Verbal language is commonly used to communicate, to convey a message and to criticize.’
      • ‘We are overwhelmed by information, so conveying a message that sticks is tougher than ever.’
      • ‘Upon completion of this course you will be able to communicate with spirit and convey the information you receive.’
      • ‘Images and graphics that illustrate messages are very persuasive, and humour conveys information quite subtly and effectively.’
      • ‘Teenagers have always used text messaging not so much to convey information as to hang out electronically with friends.’
      • ‘The Internet site conveys messages to large numbers of prospective students quickly and very inexpensively.’
      • ‘Save your e-mails for conveying real information.’
      • ‘All internal information is conveyed via the company's intranet, while the internet is used to support the recruitment side of HR management.’
      • ‘This message was conveyed to the children through the media, the community, and the school.’
      • ‘She actually made the effort to convey her message to another friend to inform me.’
      • ‘No movement is gratuitous - every jump, turn, arabesque and gesture conveys information.’
      • ‘As a translation, this book conveys the message in a very easy way.’
      • ‘Williamson's characters failed to touch, move or convey anything of significance.’
      • ‘It is also how we want to see racing go forward and to be able to convey our wishes.’
      • ‘We also enjoy the right to conduct and participate in protests and gatherings to convey our position to governments and companies.’
      • ‘I still haven't brought myself to call my cousin to convey my condolences.’
      • ‘Two messages we sent at this time convey the sense of concern about this situation.’
      • ‘He has a special interest in attempting to convey academic ideas to the mainstream, perhaps through print journalism.’
      communicate, pass on, make known, impart, relay, transmit, send, hand on
      express, communicate, indicate, tell, say, put across, put over, get across, get over
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  • 2Law
    Transfer the title to (property)

    ‘no application for registration is required when the property is conveyed following a court order’
    • ‘Their instructions were that they had let him have the deeds of the property but they had not conveyed the property to him.’
    • ‘Is it right that a lawyer is retained to convey a property and their client ends up with nothing?’
    • ‘The property was conveyed to the father, but it was agreed that if the son and his wife paid all the mortgage instalments he would then convey the property to them.’
    • ‘This property was eventually conveyed to National Trust, which in time sold it.’
    • ‘A declaration of a trust is to be distinguished from the creation of a trust: the latter occurs when both the trust has been declared and title to the property has been conveyed to the trustee.’
    transfer, give the right of, give the title of, grant, cede, devolve, lease
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Middle English (in the sense ‘escort’; compare with convoy): from Old French conveier, from medieval Latin conviare, from con- ‘together’ + Latin via ‘way’.