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English verb: send

1. send (motion) cause to go somewhere


SamplesThe explosion sent the car flying in the air.
She sent her children to camp.
He directed all his energies into his dissertation.


Synonymsdirect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)airt, blow, cast, contrive, divert, project, redirect, refer, route, throw, turn, turn

2. send (contact) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place


SamplesHe had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept.


Synonymssend out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport


Narrower (hyponym)get off, mail, mail out, send in

3. send (communication) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place


SamplesSend me your latest results.
I'll mail you the paper when it's written.


ExamplesThey send the parcel to their parents, They send them the parcel


Synonymsmail, post


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)airmail, express, express-mail, register

4. send (motion) transport commercially


ExamplesThey send the parcel to their parents, They send them the parcel


Synonymsship, transport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)barge, despatch, dispatch, forward, railroad, send off, send on

5. send (competition) assign to a station


Synonymsplace, post, station


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)fort, garrison, locate, place, site

6. send (communication) transfer


SamplesThe spy sent the classified information off to Russia.


Synonymsget off, send off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer

7. send (possession) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution


SamplesAfter the second episode, she had to be committed.
He was committed to prison.


Synonymscharge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)hospitalise, hospitalize

8. send (communication) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television


SamplesWe cannot air this X-rated song.


Synonymsair, beam, broadcast, transmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)air, bare, publicise, publicize


Narrower (hyponym)interrogate, rebroadcast, rerun, satellite, sportscast, telecast, televise


Causeair


Domain categorybroadcast medium, broadcasting









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