Definition of convey in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈveɪ/


1 [with object] Transport or carry to a place: pipes were laid to convey water to the house
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  • 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.
1.1Make (an idea, impression, or feeling) known or understandable: the real virtues and diversity of America had never been conveyed in the movies [with clause]: it’s impossible to convey how lost I felt
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  • 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.
project, exude, emit, emanate, send forth
1.2Communicate (a message or information): Mr Harvey and his daughter have asked me to convey their very kind regards
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  • 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.
communicate, pass on, make known, impart, relay, transmit, send, hand on;
tell, relate, recount, announce, reveal, disclose, divulge
express, communicate, indicate, tell, say, put across/over, get across/over
2 Law Transfer the title to (property): no application for registration is required when the property is conveyed following a court order
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  • 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.
transfer, give the right/title of, grant, cede, devolve, lease;
North American  deed;
Law  demise, devise



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  • The better-heeled folk prefer to use slowly and painstakingly the knife and fork to cut up the spicy stuff into chewable and more importantly, easily conveyable pieces.
  • In the Theaetetus, Plato uses the point that knowledge is conveyable, and also the point that knowledge requires first-hand experience of one's own.
  • There is no doubt that they actually did exist, and it is accepted - there is no issue between us that the lots do exist and they are conveyable in that form.


Middle English (in the sense 'escort'; compare with convoy): from Old French conveier, from medieval Latin conviare, from con- 'together' + Latin via 'way'.

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