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dispatch (someone or something) from (some place)
To send someone or something from one place to another. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance from the nearest hospital.
dispatch (someone or something) to (someone, something, or some place)
To send someone or something to a particular person, place, or thing. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance to the scene of the crash.
dispatch someone from (some place)
to send someone from some place. I dispatched a messenger from here over an hour ago. A telegram will be dispatched from my office first thing in the morning.
dispatch someone or something to someone or something
to send someone or something to someone, something, or some place. I will dispatch a new copy of the damaged book to you immediately. Gene will dispatch a messenger to you.
send someone into somethingand send someone in
to make someone go into something or some place. George sent me into the house for a hammer. The boys know where it is. He should have sent in the boys. George sent me in.
See also: send
send something into somethingand send something in
to dispatch something, such as an order, to a company or other body making a public offer of goods. I sent the order in to the home office. I sent in the order.
See also: send
be mentioned in dispatchesbe commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.