Express and Relate


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Express verb – To make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion).
Relate and express are semantically related In some cases you can use "Relate" instead a verb "Express".
Nearby Words: expression, expressive, expressed, expressly, expressing
Synonyms for Express


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Relate verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: we asked our uncle to relate the story of his visit to communist Russia many years ago

Express and relate are semantically related in give an account of topic. Sometimes you can use "Express" instead a verb "Relate".
Synonyms for Relate

Common collocations

sympathy express sympathy relate sympathy
way express way relate way
disappointment express disappointment relate disappointment
sentiments express sentiments relate sentiments
Other nouns: concepts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Tin Man In general, Abed definitely has feelings, but his ability to express them or relate to the world except through movies and television is highly stunted.
    Source: Tin Man
  • The Stoic: Matsu speaks only when she must and seems to find it hard to relate to others or express positive feelings.
  • Comic Book / 100 Bullets Meaningful Background Event: Many story arcs have either background events or subplots that do not relate to the main story, but often express sublime messages and themes that help enrich them.
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