send word


: to send a message
I sent word (to the others) that I would be late.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Connally, angling to impress Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in hopes he’d be named secretary of state or defense, asked leaders to send word to Iran not to release hostages before Election Day. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 21 Mar. 2023 As the latest editions of farmers’ almanacs are shipped to checkout lines across the country, their makers send word to the media about their weather predictions for the next year or so. Mark Athitakis, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the peak, Morris was determined to send word back to Britain quickly and secretly, to avoid getting scooped. Rico Gagliano, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2020 As a child in school, Roderick Gallon jumped from his seat and danced after finishing his classroom assignments, prompting teachers to send word home that Gallon’s dancing was distracting. Eileen Kelley,, 24 Oct. 2020

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“Send word.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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