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convey

[kuhn-vey]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
  2. to communicate; impart; make known: to convey a wish.
  3. to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit.
  4. Law. to transfer; pass the title to.
  5. Archaic. steal; purloin.
  6. Obsolete. to take away secretly.
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Origin of convey

1250–1300; Middle English conveyen < Anglo-French conveier < Vulgar Latin *conviāre, equivalent to con- con- + -viāre, derivative of via way; see via
Related formscon·vey·a·ble, adjectivepre·con·vey, verb (used with object)qua·si-con·veyed, adjectivewell-con·veyed, adjective

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1. move.

Synonym study

1. See carry.
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Related Words for conveying

transmit, bring, send, transfer, disclose, reveal, communicate, impart, tell, move, back, dispatch, carry, lead, grant, support, hump, lug, forward, channel

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British Dictionary definitions for conveying

convey

verb (tr)
  1. to take, carry, or transport from one place to another
  2. to communicate (a message, information, etc)
  3. (of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer
  4. law to transmit or transfer (the title to property)
  5. archaic to steal
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Derived Formsconveyable, adjective

Word Origin for convey

C13: from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre to escort, from Latin com- with + via way
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Word Origin and History for conveying

convey

v.

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.

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