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convey


con·vey  (kn-v)
tr.v. con·veyed, con·vey·ing, con·veys
1. To take or carry from one place to another; transport.
2. To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit: wires that convey electricity.
3. To communicate or make known; impart: a look intended to convey sympathetic comprehension (Saki).
4. Law To transfer ownership of or title to.
5. Archaic To steal.

[Middle English conveien, from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin convire, to escort : Latin com-, com- + via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

con·veya·ble adj.
Synonyms: convey, carry, bear1, transport, transmit
These verbs refer to movement from one place to another. Convey often implies continuous, regular movement or flow: Pipelines convey water.
The word also means to serve as a medium for delivery or transmission: A fleet of trucks will convey the produce to the market.
Carry often means to support something while moving: The train carries baggage, mail, and passengers.
The term can also refer to conveyance through a channel or medium: Nerve cells carry and receive nervous impulses.
Bear strongly suggests the effort of supporting an important burden: The envoy bore the sad news.
Transport is largely limited to the movement over a considerable distance: Huge tankers are used to transport oil.
Transmit refers to passing along, sending, or communicating something: Please transmit the stock certificates by special messenger.
The word also means to serve as a medium for the movement of physical phenomena such as light, electricity, or sound: The motion is transmitted from particle to particle, to a great distance (Thomas H. Huxley).


convey  /knve/  v.frml. [T] 1 to carry from one place to another: A messenger conveyed a message from the king to his nobles. 2 (legal) to transfer: to convey ownership of property from one person to another -n. [C] conveyance. convey

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