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discharge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discharge

  1. 1 a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece <the thunderous discharge of the cannons> Synonyms blasting, shot, firingRelated Words potshot; barrage, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, broadside, burst, cannonade, drumfire, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, storm, volley

  2. 2 a freeing from an obligation or responsibility <a full discharge from responsibility for the accident> Synonyms delivery, release, quietus, quittanceRelated Words dispensation, exemption, immunity, waiver

  3. 3 the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <she was resentful over what she felt was a wrongful discharge> Synonyms ax (or axe), layoff, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]Related Words pink slip; bird [chiefly British], boot, bum's rush, downsizing, firing, heave-ho, sack; closing, shutdown; shakeout, shake-upNear Antonyms callback, recall, reemployment, rehire, rehiring

  4. 4 the doing of an action <aided in the discharge of his duties by a capable assistant> Synonyms accomplishment, achievement, commission, enactment, execution, fulfillment (or fulfilment), implementation, performance, perpetration, prosecution, pursuanceRelated Words dispatch, expedition; administration, direction, handling, management; application, operation, practice (also practise)Antonyms nonfulfillment, nonperformance




discharge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discharge

  1. 1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force <Robert Goddard was the first to discharge a rocket containing an instrument package> Synonyms blast, shoot, fire, loose, squeeze offRelated Words launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss

  2. 2 to empty or rid of cargo <docks for discharging containerships> Synonyms disburden, unload, disencumber, off-load, unburden, unlade, unpackRelated Words free, lighten, relieve; clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, voidNear Antonyms charge, cram, fill, heap, jam, jam-pack, stuffAntonyms load, pack

  3. 3 to give what is owed for <discharge a debt in full> Synonyms ante up, balance, clear, pay, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms repudiate

  4. 4 to set free (as from slavery or confinement) <discharged the prisoners upon the signing of the peace treaty> Synonyms free, disenthrall (also disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterRelated Words bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain

  5. 5 to throw or give off <the mighty river discharges its waters into the ocean> Synonyms cast, emit, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

  6. 6 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force <felt a strong recoil as the rifle discharged> Synonyms blast, shoot, fireRelated Words blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe

  7. 7 to let go from office, service, or employment <15 people were discharged when the embezzling ring was discovered> Synonyms ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, dismiss, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn offRelated Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on




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