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English definition of “send”

send

verb [T] (CAUSE TO GO)    /send/ (sent, sent)
B2 to cause or order someone to go and do something: [+ to infinitive] We're sending the children to stay with my parents for a couple of weeks. The commander has asked us to send reinforcements. They've sent their son (away) to school in Scotland. He was trying to explain but she became impatient and sent him away (= told him to leave).Delivering and despatching
(Definition of send verb (CAUSE TO GO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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