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Definition of "dispatch" []

  • To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business. See Synonyms at send1. (verb-transitive)
  • To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly. (verb-transitive)
  • To eat up (food); finish off (a dish or meal). (verb-transitive)
  • To put to death summarily. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of sending off, as to a specific destination. (noun)
  • To send off promptly, as to a destination or to perform a task (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To discharge or complete (a task, duty, etc) promptly (verb)
  • To eat up quickly (verb)
  • To murder or execute (verb)
  • The act of sending off a letter, messenger, etc (noun)
  • Prompt action or speed (often in the phrase with dispatch) (noun)
  • An official communication or report, sent in haste (noun)
  • A report sent to a newspaper, etc, by a correspondent (noun)
  • Murder or execution (noun)

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Use "dispatch" in a sentence
  • "The dispatch is notable for the vast fund of information London was able to gather, down to the precise details on what the Japanese infantryman carried in his kit."
  • "Any hint of fragility and dispatch is fast and lethal – threatening a chain reaction that could once again bring down the entire financial system."
  • "And another dispatch from the first lady's campaign trail here from our colleague Nia-Malika Henderson"