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English noun: dispatch

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


Synonymscommunique, despatch


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


Part holonymdateline

2. dispatch (act) the act of sending off something


Synonymsdespatch, shipment


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


Narrower (hyponym)reshipment

3. dispatch (attribute) the property of being prompt and efficient


SamplesIt was done with dispatch.


Synonymsdespatch, expedition, expeditiousness


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

4. dispatch (act) killing a person or animal


Synonymsdespatch


Broader (hypernym)kill, killing, putting to death


English verb: dispatch

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


ExamplesThey won't dispatch the story


Synonymsdespatch, 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

2. dispatch (social) complete or carry out


SamplesDischarge one's duties.


Synonymscomplete, discharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

3. dispatch (social) kill intentionally and with premeditation


SamplesThe mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered.


ExamplesSam cannot dispatch Sue


Synonymsbump off, hit, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Narrower (hyponym)burke, execute

4. dispatch (social) dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently


SamplesHe dispatched the task he was assigned.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

5. dispatch (contact) kill without delay


SamplesThe traitor was dispatched by the conspirators.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill









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