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Pronunciation of Dispatch: Learn how to pronounce Dispatch in English correctly

Learn how to say Dispatch correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word dispatch:

[with object]
1send off to a destination or for a purpose:
he dispatched messages back to base
[with object and infinitive]:
the government dispatched 150 police to restore order
2deal with (a task or opponent) quickly and efficiently:
the Welsh team were dispatched comfortably by the opposition
he dispatched the animal with one blow
1 [mass noun] the sending of someone or something to a destination or for a purpose:
a resolution authorizing the dispatch of a peacekeeping force
promptness and efficiency:
the situation might change, so he should proceed with dispatch
2an official report on state or military affairs:
in his battle dispatch he described the gunner’s bravery
a report sent in from abroad by a journalist:
he conducted meetings for the correspondents and censored their dispatches
3 [mass noun] the killing of someone or something:
the executioner’s merciful dispatch of his victims



early 16th century: from Italian dispacciare or Spanish despachar ‘expedite’, from dis-, des- (expressing reversal) + the base of Italian impacciare, Spanish empachar ‘hinder’

Spelling help

Dispatch can also be spelled despatch, with an e; both are correct. The ending is spelled -atch.