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discharge

noun

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1 a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece
  • the thunderous discharge of the cannons
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2 a freeing from an obligation or responsibility
  • a full discharge from responsibility for the accident
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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.
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4 the doing of an action
  • aided in the discharge of his duties by a capable assistant
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discharge

verb

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1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force
  • Robert Goddard was the first to discharge a rocket containing an instrument package.
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2 to empty or rid of cargo
  • docks for discharging containerships
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3 to give what is owed for
  • discharge a debt in full
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4 to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
  • discharged the prisoners upon the signing of the peace treaty
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turn loose

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5 to throw or give off
  • The mighty river discharges its waters into the ocean.
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6 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force
  • felt a strong recoil as the rifle discharged
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7 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • Ten workers were discharged when their stealing was discovered.
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send packing, show the door (one)

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perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill mean to carry out or into effect. perform implies action that follows established patterns or procedures or fulfills agreed-upon requirements and often connotes special skill.
    • performed gymnastics
execute stresses the carrying out of what exists in plan or in intent.
    • executed the hit-and-run
discharge implies execution and completion of appointed duties or tasks.
    • discharged his duties
accomplish stresses the successful completion of a process rather than the means of carrying it out.
    • accomplished everything they set out to do
achieve adds to accomplish the implication of conquered difficulties.
    • achieve greatness
effect adds to achieve an emphasis on the inherent force in the agent capable of surmounting obstacles.
    • effected sweeping reforms
fulfill implies a complete realization of ends or possibilities.
    • fulfilled their ambitions


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