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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.
synonyms:
dispatch, transmit
antonyms:
receive
similar words:
carry, convey, deliver, direct, drop, forward, mail, propagate, relay, remit
definition 2: to cause to go.
I sent him to pick up some more beer for the party.
similar words:
assign, charge, commission, delegate, depute, direct, dispatch, move
definition 3: to direct or propel to a certain place or point.
The batter sent the ball over the back fence.
synonyms:
direct, propel
similar words:
cast, guide, hurl, launch, move, point, refer, shoot, throw, thrust
definition 4: 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 5: 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.
synonyms:
transmit
antonyms:
receive
similar words:
broadcast
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derivation: sender (n.)