Communicate and Express


Communicate verb - To cause (something) to pass from one to another.

Express is a synonym for communicate in show topic. In some cases you can use "Express" instead a verb "Communicate", when it comes to topics like pronounce, words, indicate, acquaint.


Express verb - To make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion).
Usage example: in a true democracy, a person can freely express his or her views

Communicate is a synonym for express in state topic. You can use "Communicate" instead a verb "Express", if it concerns topics such as show, pronounce, articulate, words.

Common collocations

love communicate love express love
desire communicate desire express desire
emotion communicate emotion express emotion
attraction communicate attraction express attraction
Other words: intent, way, feelings, emotions, thoughts, ideas, concepts, desires.

Both words in one sentence

  • Unishment Ruff, who has grown fond of the party at this point, is overjoyed at being able to properly express himself and communicate with his friends.
    Source: Unishment
  • Video Game / Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Emoticon: Like the games before it, Dark Dawn uses emoticons to express a character's feelings and some scenes have characters communicate with only emoticons for several seconds!
  • Rage Quit His review of Final Fantasy XIII ends surprisingly not at the very end of the game, but when the Big Bad reveals himself, since the driving force of the game has been the Fal'cie's inability to communicate directly, having to express their wishes through hazy mental images.
    Source: Rage Quit
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