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Synonyms for despatch
dɪˈspætʃdespatch

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispatch, despatch, communiquenoun

    an official report (usually sent in haste)

    Synonyms:
    dispatch, expedition, shipment, communique, expeditiousness

  2. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousnessnoun

    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, despatchnoun

    killing a person or animal

    Synonyms:
    dispatch, expedition, shipment, communique, expeditiousness

  4. dispatch, despatch, shipmentverb

    the act of sending off something

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

  5. dispatch, despatch, send offverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. despatchverb

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

  2. despatchverb

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

  3. despatchverb

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

  4. despatchnoun

    Synonyms:
    speed, haste, expedition

  5. despatchnoun

    Synonyms:
    message (expeditiously sent), communication, telegram

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "despatch":

    shipment, expedition, dispatch, consignment, sending

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How to use despatch in a sentence?

  1. Mahabharata:

    Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

  2. Feltham:

    The hooting fowler seldom takes much game. When a man has a project in his mind, digested and fixed by consideration, it is wise to keep it secret till the time that his designs arrive at their despatch and perfection. He is unwise who brags much either of what he will do or what he shall have, for if what he speaks of fall not out accordingly, instead of applause, a mock and scorn will follow him.


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