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Verb: dispatch  di'spach
  1. Send away towards a designated goal
    - despatch [Brit], send off
     
  2. Carry out, fulfil
    "dispatch one's duties";
    - discharge, complete
     
  3. Kill intentionally and with premeditation
    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies dispatched";
    - murder, slay, hit, bump off, off, polish off, remove
     
  4. Dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
    "He dispatched the task he was assigned"
     
  5. Kill without delay
    "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"
Noun: dispatch  di'spach
  1. An official report (usually sent in haste)
    - despatch [Brit], communiqué
     
  2. The act of sending off something
    - despatch [Brit], shipment
     
  3. The property of being prompt and efficient
    "it was done with dispatch";
    - despatch [Brit], expedition, expeditiousness
     
  4. Killing a person or animal
    - despatch [Brit]

Derived forms: dispatching, dispatches, dispatched

Type of: accomplish, account, act, action, carry out, carry through, celerity [archaic], 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

Encyclopedia: Dispatch