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dispatchverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈspætʃ/
to send someone or something to a place for a particular purpose: Within seconds the university police can identify the exact origin of the alarm and dispatch officers to investigate.

dispatchnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈspætʃ/
a report sent to you from another place: [U] In her latest dispatch, our correspondent reports on new negotiations. [C] a military dispatch
If something is done with dispatch, it is done quickly.
(Definition of dispatch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"dispatch" in British English

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dispatchverb [T]

(UK also despatch) uk   /dɪˈspætʃ/  us   /dɪˈspætʃ/

dispatchnoun

(UK also despatch) uk   /dɪˈspætʃ/  us   /dɪˈspætʃ/
[U] the act of sending someone or something somewhere: the dispatch of troops
[C] a newspaper report sent by someone in a foreign country, often communicating war news, or an official report, often on a military matter: In her latest dispatch, Clare Duggan, our war correspondent, reported an increase in fighting.
be mentioned in dispatches UK
to be given a lot of praise for actions you have performed as a soldier: Sergeant Havers was mentioned in dispatches for his courage.
(Definition of dispatch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dispatch" in Business English

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dispatchverb [T]

( UK also despatch) uk   us   /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.

dispatchnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈspætʃ/ COMMERCE
the act of sending goods, a message, etc. to a place: The term 'lead time' can be used to refer to the time elapsed between order and despatch. Call centres handle orders and billing, and its warehouses arrange the dispatch of goods. a dispatch company/service/system
(Definition of dispatch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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