Meaning of MESSAGE in English

MESSAGE

noun

1 from one person to another

ADJECTIVE

▪ important , urgent , vital

▪ brief , short

▪ incoming , outgoing

▪ coded , cryptic , encrypted , secret

▪ electronic , email , instant , mail , SMS , text

He has sent me a dozen instant ~s today.

▪ radio

A radio ~ was sent out to all ships in the area.

▪ answering-machine , answerphone ( BrE ), phone , recorded , taped , voice , voicemail

When I dial the number I'm greeted by a recorded ~.

▪ error , warning

I keep getting an error ~ when I try to connect to the Internet.

▪ spam , unsolicited

spam ~s sent to your email address

▪ heartfelt

The family sent a heartfelt ~ of thanks to everyone who helped.

▪ personal

▪ anonymous

I got an anonymous text ~.

VERB + MESSAGE

▪ convey , give sb , pass sb , pass on , relay

He's not here—I'll pass on the ~.

▪ take

She's out—can I take a ~?

▪ bring (sb) , carry , deliver , take sb

He comes looking for Roxane, bringing a ~ from De Guiche.

▪ write

▪ read

▪ broadcast , email , fax , send , transmit

▪ forward , post

if you want to post a ~ in an online guest book

▪ record

I recorded a new ~ for my phone.

▪ encrypt

▪ decode , decrypt

▪ check

I turned on my cell phone to check ~s.

▪ delete

▪ intercept

▪ leave (sb)

I left a ~ for her at reception.

▪ get , receive

I never got your ~.

MESSAGE + VERB

▪ come

▪ say sth , state sth , tell sb sth

▪ reach sb

A radio ~ reached the pilot.

▪ appear , arrive , flash , flash up , pop up

Who wants spam ~s appearing on their website?

A ~ pops up on the screen.

▪ contain sth

The email ~ contains an attachment.

▪ be waiting

I had 127 voice mail ~s waiting for me.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

There was a ~ about the meeting.

▪ ~ for

Are there any ~s for me?

▪ ~ from

an urgent ~ from your mother

▪ ~ of

They sent ~s of hope to prisoners of war.

▪ ~ to

The ~ was to your sister, not you.

2 main idea of a book, speech, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ central , core , important , key

▪ basic , fundamental , main , overall

▪ clear , coherent , consistent , simple , unambiguous , unmistakable

▪ ambiguous , conflicting , contradictory , mixed

▪ compelling , overriding , persuasive , powerful , strong

▪ inspirational , positive , upbeat

▪ negative

the negative ~s we send out

▪ serious

a novel with a serious ~

▪ hidden , implicit , implied , subliminal , subtle , underlying , unspoken

stories with hidden moral ~s

▪ anti-drug ( AmE ), anti-drugs ( BrE ), anti-war , etc.

a party with an anti-immigrant ~

▪ advertising , commercial , marketing , promotional

They found a way to transform their ideas into a marketing ~ that everyone relates to.

▪ biblical , Christian , gospel

▪ environmental , ideological , moral , political , religious , social

▪ radical

▪ subversive

the subversive ~s their films carry

▪ wrong

I think this movie sends the wrong ~ to her young fans.

▪ right

Does this send the right ~ to our target audience?

▪ chilling

He presents a truly chilling ~ in this article.

▪ take-home ( AmE )

The take-home ~ is: be willing to negotiate.

▪ universal

This song has a universal ~ that everybody can relate to.

VERB + MESSAGE

▪ broadcast , disseminate , spread

He tries to spread the ~ of safe sex.

▪ bring , communicate , drive home , get across , put across , send

This allowed us to bring our ~ to a different, younger audience.

We need to get this important ~ across to teenage smokers.

▪ preach

▪ carry , convey

This statement carries a crucial ~ for other workers.

▪ reinforce

▪ tailor

We tailor the ~ to fit the specific audience.

MESSAGE + VERB

▪ emerge

A clear ~ is emerging from these government statements.

▪ reach sb , resonate with sb

Her ~ is resonating with many evangelicals.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

This is sending a strong ~ about the importance of climate change.

▪ ~ of

The president toured the country spreading the ~ of national unity.

▪ ~ to

His choices are sending mixed ~s to voters.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .