send

When you get something to end up at a destination, you send it. You can send an email, send a package, or even send a student to the dean's office.

You can send a message in a letter or in an email, or you can send a rocket up into the air. You can also send a person somewhere: "My parents used to send me to camp every summer." If you kick someone out, you send them packing: "If my roommate whistles that song one more time, I swear I'll send her packing." And if you're really irritated, you might even send them flying, or knock them down.

Definitions of send
  1. verb
    cause to go somewhere
    “The explosion sent the car flying in the air”
    “She sent her children to camp”
    synonyms: direct
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    cast, contrive, project, throw
    put or send forth
    turn
    channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
    turn
    to send or let go
    divert
    send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
    route
    send via a specific route
    refer
    send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
    airt, redirect
    channel into a new direction
    blow
    cause air to go in, on, or through
    subject, submit
    refer for judgment or consideration
    route
    divert in a specified direction
    recommit
    send back to a committee
    sublimate
    direct energy or urges into useful activities
    deviate
    cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
    shoot
    send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    blast
    apply a draft or strong wind to
    take up
    turn one's interest to
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    “He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept”
    synonyms: send out
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    send in
    mail in; cause to be delivered
    mail out
    transmit by mail
    get off, mail
    send via the postal service
    pouch
    send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels
    type of:
    channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
    send from one person or place to another
  3. verb
    cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
    send me your latest results”
    synonyms: mail, post
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    express
    send by rapid transport or special messenger service
    airmail
    send or transport by airmail
    register
    send by registered mail
    express-mail
    send by express mail or courier
    type of:
    transfer
    move from one place to another
  4. verb
    transport commercially
    synonyms: ship, transport
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    barge
    transport by barge on a body of water
    railroad
    transport by railroad
    despatch, dispatch, send off
    send away towards a designated goal
    forward, send on
    send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    bundle off
    send off unceremoniously
    route
    send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  5. verb
    transfer
    “The spy sent the classified information off to Russia”
    synonyms: get off, send off
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    transfer
    move from one place to another
  6. verb
    assign to a station
    synonyms: place, post, station
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    garrison
    station (troops) in a fort or garrison
    fort
    station (troops) in a fort
    locate, place, site
    assign a location to
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  7. verb
    cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    synonyms: charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize
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    hospitalise, hospitalize
    admit into a hospital
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    transfer
    move from one place to another
  8. verb
    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    synonyms: air, beam, broadcast, transmit
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    satellite
    broadcast or disseminate via satellite
    sportscast
    broadcast a sports event
    telecast, televise
    broadcast via television
    interrogate
    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    rebroadcast, rerun
    broadcast again, as of a film
    colorcast, colourcast
    broadcast in color
    type of:
    air, bare, publicise, publicize
    make public
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