Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dispatch

4 senses of dispatch

Sense 1
dispatch, despatch, communique -- (an official report (usually sent in haste))
       => report, news report, story, account, write up -- (a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious")

Sense 2
dispatch, despatch, shipment -- (the act of sending off something)
       => departure, going, going away, leaving -- (the act of departing)

Sense 3
dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness -- (the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch")
       => celerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness -- (a rate that is rapid)

Sense 4
dispatch, despatch -- (killing a person or animal)
       => killing, kill, putting to death -- (the act of terminating a life)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dispatch

5 senses of dispatch

Sense 1
dispatch, despatch, send off -- (send away towards a designated goal)
       => transport, send, ship -- (transport commercially)

Sense 2
dispatch, discharge, complete -- (complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties")
       => carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil -- (put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation")

Sense 3
murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove -- (kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 4
dispatch -- (dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; "He dispatched the task he was assigned")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 5
dispatch -- (kill without delay; "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

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