- to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
- to communicate; impart; make known: to convey a wish.
- to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit.
- Law. to transfer; pass the title to.
- Archaic. steal; purloin.
- Obsolete. to take away secretly.
Origin of convey
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Examples from the Web for conveyed
Finally, he landed a meeting with Jolie and conveyed his respect for “The Greatest Generation.”Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’
December 10, 2014
Her speech was powerful—and it also conveyed the attitude that abortion wasn't a real choice for her.Wendy Davis and the 'Good Abortion' Myth
September 10, 2014
Information is conveyed as still-lifes and montages, plaques, and videos.The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum's Selective History
August 30, 2014
So, I conveyed this to Tom and we invited Tom over to our house for dinner and said, “Brace yourself.”From ‘Lost’ to The Rapture: Creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’
June 24, 2014
Reading the expression on my face that must have conveyed something like “surely I can get a margarita at this place?”Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
She was conveyed to the palace in a cedar carriage, carefully screened from observation.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Examples will give a better notion of this than can be conveyed by any definition.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
The most startling—the most painful intelligence has just been conveyed to me.Night and Morning, Complete
She did not see its name, and if she had it would naturally not have conveyed any idea to her.The Incomplete Amorist
Lieutenant Craswell took charge of these and conveyed them safely to Winter Harbour.The Field of Ice
- to take, carry, or transport from one place to another
- to communicate (a message, information, etc)
- (of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer
- law to transmit or transfer (the title to property)
- archaic to steal
Word Origin and History for conveyed
c.1300, "to go along with;" late 14c., "to carry, transport;" from Anglo-French conveier, from Old French convoier "to escort" (Modern French convoyer), from Vulgar Latin *conviare "to accompany on the way," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + via "way, road" (see via). It was a euphemism for "steal" 15c.-17c., which helped broaden its meaning. Related: Conveyed; conveying.