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What does express mean?

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bumbum2013 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM via iOS

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What does express mean?

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psyproffie | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM (Answer #1)

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The word express is a verb within the English language which can have two meanings.  The first and most common use is the action of putting a thought or feeling into words and communicating this meaning to another person. For example "I expressed that I was sad by crying when Matt told me he did not like my new haircut."

It can also be used as a verb in symbolic form through letters or pictures which represent an idea. For example you can use a mathematical equation to express an idea.

Finally it can also be used as a verb to indicate that an object is being sent somewhere. For example "I expressed a letter overnight to my grandmother."

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