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dispatch

verb [T] ( UK also despatch)
 
 
/dɪˈspætʃ/
to send someone to a place for a particular purpose: The company could dispatch teams of engineers anywhere in the country if a water supply was contaminated.
COMMERCE to send goods, a message, etc. to a place: We dispatch goods only when we believe a genuine order has been received.
Translations of “dispatch”
in Spanish enviar, remitir, despachar…
in French expédier…
in German absenden, erledigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發送, 發送,派送…
in Russian отправлять, посылать…
in Turkish göndermek, sevketmek, yollamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发送, 发送,派送…
in Polish wysyłać…
(Definition of dispatch verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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