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dispatch

(Act of putting to death), noun act of killing, act of slaying, assassination, bloodshed, death by violence, deathblow, destruction, disposal, doing away with, extermination, homicide, killing, liquidation, massacre, murder

dispatch

(Message), noun aviso, bulletin, circular, communication, communiqué, correspondence, epistle, epistula, information, instruction, letter, litterae, mail, missive, monition, news, note, notice, official correspondence, postal communication, report, statement, stream of correspondence, telegram

dispatch

(Promptness), noun alacrity, briskness, celerity, dash, dépêche, diligence, excitation, expédition, expeditious performance, fast rate, fastness, festinatio, feverish haste, flurry, haste, hastiness, hurry, immediateness, impetuosity, inability to wait, liveliness, lively pace, movement, nimbleness, precipitancy, precipitation, precipitousness, promptitude, properatio, punctuality, punctualness, quick discharge, quick riddance, quickness, rapidity, readiness, rush, scramble, scurry, speed, speediness, speedy compleeion, speedy disposition, speedy transaction, spurt, suddenness, summariness, swift execution, swift rate, urgency
Associated concepts: with all possible dispatch

dispatch

(Dispose of), verb absolvere, accomplish, achieve, attain, bring about, bring off, bring to a concluuion, bring to an end, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, carry to completion, close, complete, conclude, conficere, consummate, deal with definitely, do the deed, effect, effectuate, execute, finish, fulfill, implement, make an end of, make final disposition of, perficere, perform, see through, set at rest, succeed, work out

dispatch

(Put to death), verb assassinate, bring down, commit murder, coup de grâce, cut down, deal a deathhlow, deprive of life, destroy, dispose of, do away with, end, end life, execute, exterminate, give the deathblow, hasten one's end, interficere, interimere, kill, liquidate, make away with, massacre, murder, put an end to, put down, put out of the way, put to death, remove from life, slaughter, slay, take life, take one's life away

dispatch

(Send off), verb address, detail, direct, fling, forward, get under way, hasten, hasten on, have conveyed, hurry, hurry along, hurry on, impart mooion, impel, mittere, mobilize, move on, post, propel, push, push through, put in motion, remit, rush, rush off, send, send away, send forth, send through the mail, set going, ship, speed, speed along, speed on its way, transfer, transmit
Associated concepts: with all due dispatch
See also: acceleration, accomplish, act, close, commission, complete, conduct, defeat, delegate, discharge, dismiss, displace, eliminate, eradicate, execute, expedite, haste, hasten, intelligence, issuance, kill, murder, narrative, news, note, notice, notification, perform, performance, relegate, remove, send, slay, story, terminate, transmit, transmittal, transport
References in classic literature ?
Having despatched The Avenger to the coffee-house for an addition to the dinner, I felt that I must open my breast that very evening to my friend and chum.
Then Chaka, according to custom, despatched the slayers to eat up his kraal, and they came to the kraal and killed his people.
I measured the tail of the dead rat, and found it to be two yards long, wanting an inch; but it went against my stomach to drag the carcass off the bed, where it lay still bleeding; I observed it had yet some life, but with a strong slash across the neck, I thoroughly despatched it.
The King was having his dinner, but he at once despatched one of his courtiers to find out what the huge, strange new bird could be that had come flying through the air.
We were not, replied I, in danger of being stabbed or poisoned, but are doomed to a more lingering and painful death by that prohibition which obliges your subjects to deny us the necessaries of life; if it be Your Highness's pleasure that we die here, we entreat that we may at least be despatched quickly, and not condemned to longer torments.
But now that I have slain the master, let me put an end to the man; so it shall be said that Guy of Gisborne despatched the two greatest outlaws of England in one day.
Well, the police never do know anything,' assented Alexander; 'and at any rate, they have despatched a man to inquire and to recover your trousers and your money, so that really your bill is now fairly clean; and I see but one lion in your path - the governor.
He despatched a telegram, which never reached me, about four o'clock, and spent the evening at a music hall.