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dispatches

verb
present tense third-person singular of dispatch

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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3 to put to death deliberately
  • during his reign of terror the dictator dispatched thousands without the slightest qualm

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dispatches

noun
plural of dispatch

Synonyms of dispatches (Entry 2 of 2)

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
  • a dispatch from headquarters regarding a change in battle plans

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“Dispatches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dispatches. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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