- 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
Synonyms for convey
- 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 for convey
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.