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English verb: convey

1. convey (communication) make known; pass on, of information


SamplesShe conveyed the message to me.


ExamplesThey convey the information to them


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, impart, leave, pass on


Narrower (hyponym)breathe, evince, express, flash, give thanks, hint, intend, look, mean, say, show, suggest, thank

2. convey (communication) serve as a means for expressing something


SamplesThe painting of Mary carries motherly love.
His voice carried a lot of anger.


Synonymscarry, express


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)measure, quantify


Verb groupcarry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

3. convey (possession) transfer to another


SamplesCommunicate a disease.


ExamplesThey convey the parcel to their parents


Synonymscommunicate, transmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

4. convey (possession) transmit a title or property


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. convey (motion) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission


SamplesSound carries well over water.
The airwaves carry the sound.
Many metals conduct heat.


Synonymscarry, channel, conduct, impart, transmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take


Narrower (hyponym)bring in, pipe in, retransmit, wash up


Verb groupcarry, carry, convey, express

6. convey (motion) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere


SamplesBring me the box from the other room.
Take these letters to the boss.
This brings me to the main point.


Synonymsbring, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)carry, transport


Narrower (hyponym)bring back, carry, channel, conduct, convey, ferry, fetch, impart, land, return, take back, transit, transmit, tube, whisk


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, bring, convey, fetch, get

7. convey (contact) go or come after and bring or take back


SamplesGet me those books over there, please.
Could you bring the wine?.
The dog fetched the hat.


Synonymsbring, fetch, get


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport


Narrower (hyponym)deliver, retrieve, retrieve


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, convey, take


Antonymsbear away, bear off, carry away, take away, carry off









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