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dispatch

dis·patch (des·patch)

dispatch (despatch)

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spaech
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: despatched, despatches, despatching, dispatched, dispatches, dispatching
definition 1: to send off to a specific place or for a specific purpose.
synonyms:
expedite, send
similar words:
consign, detach, forward, issue, mail, ship, transmit
definition 2: to do or dispose of promptly and quickly.
She dispatches her chores faithfully.
synonyms:
accomplish, execute, expedite
antonyms:
delay, postpone
similar words:
complete, dash off, finish
definition 3: to kill.
I dispatched the deer with one bullet.
synonyms:
kill, slay
similar words:
execute, finish, murder, shoot, slaughter, waste
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a communication sent with haste or speed, such as a news bulletin.
synonyms:
missive
similar words:
bulletin, communiqué, letter, message, note, story
definition 2: speed or promptness.
She acted with dispatch.
synonyms:
expedition, haste, promptness, speed
antonyms:
delay
similar words:
alacrity, celerity, efficiency, immediacy, quickness, rapidity, swiftness
definition 3: the act of sending off.
synonyms:
transmission
similar words:
issuance
definition 4: the act of killing.
synonyms:
killing
similar words:
execution, shooting