1 articulate, verbalize, phrase, utter, voice, state, word, put (into words), set or put forth, put or get across, communicate, depict, portray; say, speak, tell:
She expressed her thoughts on the subject very clearly.
2 show, indicate, demonstrate, manifest, exhibit, evince, evidence, reveal, expose, disclose, divulge, make known, intimate, betoken, signify, embody, depict, designate, denote, convey:
His tone of voice expressed his resentment.
3 symbolize, represent, signify, stand for, denote, designate:
The ratio can be expressed in the form of a fraction.
4 press or squeeze or wring or force out, expel, extract:
The oil is expressed from ripe olives.
5 explicit, clear, plain, unambiguous, unmistakable, unqualified, outright, definite, out-and-out, downright, straightforward, categorical, direct, specific, well-defined, distinct, precise, accurate, exact, positive:
We had an express understanding not to enter into competition with one another.
6 specific, special, particular, clear-cut; true:
Our express purpose in coming was to see you.
7 quick, speedy, swift, fast, rapid, prompt, immediate; direct, non-stop:
The documents must be sent by express delivery.