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Synonyms for despatch
dɪˈspætʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispatch, despatch, communique(noun)

    an official report (usually sent in haste)

    Synonyms:
    dispatch, expedition, shipment, communique, expeditiousness

  2. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness(noun)

    the property of being prompt and efficient

    "it was done with dispatch"

    Synonyms:
    sashay, excursion, expeditiousness, jaunt, expedition, dispatch, shipment, hostile expedition, outing, junket, communique, military expedition, pleasure trip

  3. dispatch, despatch(noun)

    killing a person or animal

    Synonyms:
    dispatch, expedition, shipment, communique, expeditiousness

  4. dispatch, despatch, shipment(verb)

    the act of sending off something

    Synonyms:
    expeditiousness, consignment, cargo, dispatch, lading, shipment, expedition, load, payload, loading, communique, freight

  5. dispatch, despatch, send off(verb)

    send away towards a designated goal

    Synonyms:
    polish off, off, murder, send off, discharge, slay, get off, remove, hit, bump off, complete, dispatch, send, project

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. despatch

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, butcher, execute, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despatch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Dispatch.] send away (in haste)

  2. despatch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kill, slay, slaughter, assassinate, put to death, send out of the world

  3. despatch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hasten, expedite, accelerate, forward, speed, quicken, push or urge forward, press or urge on, make short work of

  4. despatch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    speed, haste, expedition

  5. despatch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    message (expeditiously sent), communication, telegram

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shipment, expedition, dispatch, consignment, sending

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#198456sashay

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