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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


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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