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send

 
 
pronunciation:
send
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sends, sending, sent
definition 1: to cause to be transmitted, as by mail or delivery service.
I sent the letter last week, so they should have received it by now.He always sends flowers to his mother on her birthday.Her friend sent her a text to tell her where they were meeting.
synonyms:
dispatch, transmit
antonyms:
receive
similar words:
carry, convey, deliver, direct, drop, forward, mail, propagate, relay, remit
definition 2: to direct (someone) to go in order to carry out some task.
I sent him to pick up the pizza for the party.Everyone else was busy, so they sent me.
similar words:
assign, charge, commission, delegate, depute, direct, dispatch, move
definition 3: to direct or propel in a certain direction or to a certain place or point.
The man they asked sent them north, but they should have gone south.The batter sent the ball over the back fence.She sent you to me because she knew I could help you.
synonyms:
direct, propel
similar words:
cast, guide, hurl, launch, move, point, refer, shoot, throw, thrust
definition 4: to propel into some motion or action.
The sudden gust of wind sent all the paper plates flying.
definition 5: to emit or discharge (heat, odor, light, or the like) (usu. fol. by forth, off, or out).
The gas lamps sent a dim glow over the streets.
synonyms:
discharge, emit
similar words:
engender, exude, generate, produce, radiate, yield
definition 6: to transmit (signals) by means of electromagnetic waves.
The ship sent distress signals, but it was too late.
synonyms:
transmit
antonyms:
receive
similar words:
broadcast, carry, direct, disseminate, emit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cause a messenger or message to be sent, as by electromagnetic means; transmit.
We had some trouble with the transmitter earlier, but we're sending now.
synonyms:
transmit
antonyms:
receive
similar words:
broadcast
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derivation: sender (n.)