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dispatch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispatch

  1. 1 a message on paper from one person or group to another <a soldier sending daily dispatches to friends and family back home> Synonyms {h,1}letter, epistle, memo, memorandum, missive, noteRelated Words billet-doux, open letter; airmail, card, electronic mail, e-mail, junk mail, mail, postal card, postcard; communication, report; encyclical

  2. 2 a piece of conveyed information <a dispatch from headquarters regarding a change in battle plans> Synonyms communication, messageRelated Words bulletin, communiqué, express [British], report; memo, memorandum, notice; epistle, letter, missive, note; electronic mail, e-mail, voice mail; intelligence, news, tidings, word; command, directive, instruction, order




dispatch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispatch

  1. 1 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another <dispatched a messenger with urgent news> Synonyms consign, send, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transportRelated Words convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms accept, receive

  2. 2 to deprive of life <the exterminator dispatched the termites with professional efficiency> Synonyms carry off, claim, croak [slang], destroy, kill, do in, fell, slay, takeRelated Words bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack [slang]; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize (also euthanatize), put down; suicideNear Antonyms raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms animate

  3. 3 to put to death deliberately <during his reign of terror the dictator dispatched thousands without the slightest qualm> Synonyms assassinate, bump off, croak [slang], murder, do in, execute, get, ice [slang], knock off, liquidate, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, slay, snuff, take out, terminate, whack [slang]Related Words blow away, shoot, shoot down; blot out, carry off, claim, cut down, destroy, fell, kill, smite, zap; butcher, massacre, mow (down), slaughter; annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe outNear Antonyms animate, raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive

  4. 4 to achieve a victory over <they dispatched the other team without breaking a sweat> Synonyms best, conquer, defeat, beat, do down [British], get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worstRelated Words sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcendNear Antonyms fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash outAntonyms lose (to)

  5. 5 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another <dispatched a messenger to warn the colonel about the attack> Synonyms consign, send, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transportRelated Words convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms accept, receive





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