dispatch
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "despatch.”
dispatch(
dihs
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pahch
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dihs
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pahch
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to send)
a. enviar
Ralph dispatched a messenger to the construction site with updated blueprints.Ralph envió un mensajero al sitio de construcción con planos actualizados.
b. despachar
The police dispatched a robot to investigate a possible bomb.La policía despachó un robot para investigar una posible bomba.
2. (to execute quickly)
a. despachar
The judge dispatched the trial quickly.El juez despachó el juicio rápidamente.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to kill)
a. despachar
The cook dispatched the lobster by dropping it into a pot of boiling water.El cocinero despachó a la langosta dejándola caer en una olla de agua hirviendo.
4. (to eat)
a. despacharse (pronominal verb)
Ben was in a great hurry to dispatch his meal and get back to work.Ben estaba apurado para despacharse la comida y volver al trabajo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (act of sending)
a. el envío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The general requested the dispatch of additional troops.El general solicitó el envío de tropas adicionales.
b. el despacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The factory packed the merchandise for dispatch to the regional warehouses.La fábrica embaló la mercancía para el despacho a las bodegas regionales.
c. la expedición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Another batch of product was prepared for dispatch to the United States.Otro lote de producto se preparó para su expedición a los Estados Unidos.
6. (message)
a. el despacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ambassador received a dispatch from the president.El embajador recibió un despacho del presidente.
b. el parte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(military)
A dispatch from the German High Command was intercepted revealing the position of their submarines.Se interceptó un parte del Alto Mando alemán delatando la posición de los submarinos.
7. (promptness)
a. la celeridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The government worked with dispatch to attend to the citizens displaced by the hurricane.El gobierno trabajó con celeridad para atender a los ciudadanos desplazados por el huracán.
b. la prontitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The commander deployed the troops with dispatch, but was slow to attend to the injured.El comandante desplegó las tropas con prontitud, pero fue lento para atender a los heridos.
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dispatch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of letter, parcel)
a. el envío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (message)
a. el despacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he was mentioned in dispatchesaparecía mencionado en partes de guerra
4. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dispatch ridermensajero(a) motorizado(a)
5. (formal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(promptness)
with dispatchcon celeridad or prontitud
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (send)
a. enviar, mandar
7. (kill)
a. dar muerte a
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dispatch [dɪsˈpætʃ]
noun
1 (sending) [of person] envío (m); [of goods] envío (m); expedición (f)
2 (report) (in press) reportaje (m); informe (m); (message) despacho (m); (Mil) parte (m); comunicado (m)
to be mentioned in dispatches (Mil) recibir menciones de elogio por su valor en combate; (por su valor en combate)
3 (promptness) celeridad (f); prontitud (f)
transitive verb
1 (send) [+letter, goods] enviar; expedir; [+messenger, troops] enviar
2 (deal with) [+business] despachar
3 (carry out) [+duty] ejercer; realizar
4 (eat) [+food] despachar
5 (kill) despachar
modifier
dispatch box (n) (Britain) cartera (f)
dispatch case (n) portafolios (m)
dispatch department (n) departamento (m) de envíos
dispatch documents (n) documentos (m) de envío
dispatch note (n) nota (f) de envío; nota (f) de expedición
dispatch rider (n) (motorcyclist) mensajeroamensajera (m) (f) con moto;a mensajera (con moto) (horseman) correo (m); (Mil) correo (m)
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