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English definition of “dispatch”

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.
(Definition of dispatch verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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