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dispatch

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1 a message on paper from one person or group to another
  • a soldier sending daily dispatches to friends and family back home
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2 a piece of conveyed information
  • The general sent a dispatch to headquarters.
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haste, hurry, speed, expedition, dispatch mean quickness in movement or action. haste applies to personal action and implies urgency and precipitancy and often rashness.
    • marry in haste
hurry often has a strong suggestion of agitated bustle or confusion.
    • in the hurry of departure she forgot her toothbrush
speed suggests swift efficiency in movement or action.
    • exercises to increase your reading speed
expedition and dispatch both imply speed and efficiency in handling affairs but expedition stresses ease or efficiency of performance and dispatch stresses promptness in concluding matters.
    • the case came to trial with expedition
    • paid bills with dispatch

dispatch

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1 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another
  • dispatched a messenger with urgent news
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2 to deprive of life
  • The exterminator dispatched the termites with professional efficiency.
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do away with, make away with

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3 to put to death deliberately
  • was forced to dispatch the injured animal
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do away with

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4 to achieve a victory over
  • They dispatched the other team without breaking a sweat.
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get the better of, knock for a loop

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kill, slay, murder, assassinate, dispatch, execute mean to deprive of life. kill merely states the fact of death caused by an agency in any manner.
    • killed in an accident
    • frost killed the plants
slay is a chiefly literary term implying deliberateness and violence but not necessarily motive.
    • slew thousands of the Philistines
murder specifically implies stealth and motive and premeditation and therefore full moral responsibility.
    • convicted of murdering a rival
assassinate applies to deliberate killing openly or secretly often for political motives.
    • terrorists assassinated the Senator
dispatch stresses quickness and directness in putting to death.
    • dispatched the sentry with one bullet
execute stresses putting to death as a legal penalty.
    • executed by lethal gas


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