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1  —as in:
convey her thoughts
Definition communicate or express
  • She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
convey = communicate or express
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Please convey my gratitude for her hospitality.
  • convey = express
  • We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  The Moon and Sixpence
  • If a businessman does not strictly obey the orders of the public as they are conveyed to him by the structure of market prices, he suffers losses, he goes bankrupt, and is thus removed from his eminent position at the helm. Other men who did better in satisfying the demand of the consumers replace him.
    Ludwig von Mises
  • But Natasha was not satisfied with her own words: she felt that they did not convey the passionately poetic feeling she had experienced that day and wished to convey.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He did not believe that his picture was better than all the pictures of Raphael, but he knew that what he tried to convey in that picture, no one ever had conveyed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He put down his pencil, laced his fingers together, and leaned forward the way parents do when they want to convey something to a toddler.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • convey = communicate
  • Aunt Alexandra managed to smile in a way that conveyed a gentle apology to Cousin Lily and firm disapproval to me.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • conveyed = communicated or expressed
  • Baba nodded and gave a thin smile that conveyed little more than feigned interest.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • conveyed = communicated or expressed
  • It was not a move designed to elicit arousal, but it was certainly a designed move, because Augustus Waters was no improviser. So what had he been trying to convey?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
convey = communicate or express

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2  —as in:
convey title to the property
Definition to give or transfer — especially legal title
  • My parents came here from Mexico in 1975. They worked very hard to convey their ethics and values to my sister and me.
convey = give or transfer
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This document conveys title to the new owner.
  • conveys = gives or transfers
  • Am I to go to him and make a deed of conveyance?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • conveyance = transfer (of legal title)
  • Suppose a New York law says that a married woman cannot convey her property.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • convey = transfer (legal ownership of)
  • Could we infer from this regulation that a married woman could not get the approval of her relatives when conveying property of inferior value?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • conveying = transferring (legal ownership of)
  • I shall set up chambers in the City, and work at actuarial calculations and conveyancing.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • conveyancing = legal transferring of title
  • At an early date they shortened the English law-phrase, /to convey by deed/, to the simple verb, /to deed/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • convey = transfer
  • He hired a small office down in the town and hung out a tin sign with these words on it: DAVID WILSON ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR-AT-LAW SURVEYING, CONVEYANCING, ETC.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • conveyancing = legal transferring of title
  • The little village and the rather fine town house which formed part of her dowry he did his utmost for a long time to transfer to his name, by means of some deed of conveyance.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • conveyance = transfer (of legal title)
  • I accepted the explanation in silence; but she had told me that my child belonged to her daughter, and I suspected that her real motive was a fear of my conveying her property away from her.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
conveying = transferring (legal ownership of)

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3  —as in:
convey her safely to
Definition transport
  • I was ordered to convey her to London.
convey = transport
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We hired a carriage to convey us to the city.
  • convey = transport
  • [T]he problem, how to convey five people to Elveston, with a carriage that would only hold four, must somehow be solved.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Sylvie and Bruno
  • the carriage which was to convey me away
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come conveyed him, as before ... into the resorts of business men, but showed him not himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • conveyed = transported
  •   I will omit no opportunity
      That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • convey = carry
  • ...he had consequently hired a vessel to convey him to Constantinople, for which city he should sail in a few hours.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • convey = transport
  • Mr. Crawford suggested the greater desirableness of some carriage which might convey more than two.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • convey = carry
  • As our client wishes the delivery made as soon as possible, we shall be obliged by your having teams ready at King's Cross at the time named and forthwith conveying the goods to destination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • conveying = transporting
  • The nearest station is Oakbridge, you will be met there and motored to Sticklehaven where a motor launch will convey you to Indian Island.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
convey = transport

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Less commonly:
Much more rarely (and then probably in classic literature), conveyance can refer to a carriage or other means of transportation.
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