Meaning of “convey” in the English Dictionary

"convey" in British English

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conveyverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈveɪ/ us /kənˈveɪ/ formal

convey verb [ T ] (COMMUNICATE)

C1 to express a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people:

His poetry conveys a great sense of religious devotion.
Please convey our condolences to the family.
[ + question word ] I tried to convey in my speech how grateful we all were for his help.
You don't want to convey the impression that we're not interested.

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  • Few journalists have managed to convey the full horror of the situation.
  • What the book does convey very successfully is the horror of war.
  • No report can convey the unspeakable suffering that this war has caused.
  • Words alone cannot convey the untold misery endured by people in these refugee camps.
  • With a single wag of her finger she managed to convey her total disapproval.

(Definition of “convey” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convey" in American English

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conveyverb [ T ]

us /kənˈveɪ/

convey verb [ T ] (COMMUNICATE)

to express feelings, thoughts, or information to other people:

He always conveyed a sense of genuine interest in his students.

convey verb [ T ] (TRANSPORT)

to take or carry someone or something to a particular place:

Water flows into the channels and those channels convey it to the fields.

(Definition of “convey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)