- Send away towards a designated goal
- despatch [Brit], send off
- Complete or carry out
- discharge, complete
- Kill intentionally and with premeditation
- murder, slay, hit, bump off, off, polish off, remove
- Dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
"He dispatched the task he was assigned"
- Kill without delay
"the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"
- An official report (usually sent in haste)
- despatch [Brit], communiqué
- The act of sending off something
- despatch [Brit], shipment
- The property of being prompt and efficient
"it was done with dispatch"
- despatch [Brit], expedition, expeditiousness
- Killing a person or animal
- despatch [Brit]
Derived forms: dispatching, dispatches, dispatched
See also: dispatcher
Type of: accomplish, account, act, action, carry out, carry through, celerity, departure, execute, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], going, going away, kill, killing, leaving, move, news report, putting to death, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, report, send, ship, speediness, story, transport, write up
especially in BrE) // verb [+ obj]
to send sb somewhere, especially for a special purpose:
A courier was dispatched to collect the documents.
We've dispatched a number of our key development people to our branch in Tokyo.
2 (Commerce )
to send a letter, parcel/package or message somewhere:
Goods are dispatched within 24 hours of your order reaching us.
dispatch (also spelled despatch, especially in BrE) noun [U]:
The goods are ready for dispatch.
the central dispatch office See note at DISTRIBUTION
- you might want to look over these dispatches.
- he returned with dispatches for the city.
- i threw the dispatch on the table.
- invitations were sent with dispatch.
- he sent his letter by dispatch.