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English noun: despatch

1. despatch (communication) an official report (usually sent in haste)


Synonymscommunique, dispatch


Broader (hypernym)account, news report, report, story, write up


Part holonymdateline

2. despatch (attribute) the property of being prompt and efficient


SamplesIt was done with dispatch.


Synonymsdispatch, expedition, expeditiousness


Broader (hypernym)celerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness

3. despatch (act) killing a person or animal


Synonymsdispatch


Broader (hypernym)kill, killing, putting to death

4. despatch (act) the act of sending off something


Synonymsdispatch, shipment


Broader (hypernym)departure, going, going away, leaving


Narrower (hyponym)reshipment


English verb: despatch

1. despatch (motion) send away towards a designated goal


Synonymsdispatch, send off


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


Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport


Narrower (hyponym)bundle off, route









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