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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.
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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.
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be mentioned in dispatches

To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism, as of a member of the military. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births, weddings, and deaths. "Despatch" is a variant spelling of "dispatch." No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
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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.
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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.
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send someone into something

 and 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.
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send something into something

 and 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.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
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be mentioned in dispatches

be 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.
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In fact, many municipal administrators view dispatching all services from one central communications center as the most logical solution to personnel shortages and financial deficits.
Areas of expertise include Enhanced 9-1-1, computer-aided dispatching, geographical information systems, NCIC 2-way interface, ALI database, mapping and addressing, public safety portals, records management systems, jail management systems, fire management systems, state repository systems, emergency notifications, 3-1-1 non-emergency communications and mobile solutions.
Gatekeeper's dispatch software module allows operators to provide thousands of passenger pick-ups per day with multiple or single curbside waiting spaces for taxis or other commercial vehicles by dispatching them from nearby holding areas.
The new CAD system will support the law enforcement and fire dispatching needs for the 500,000 citizens of Long Beach.
APRIVA's application product offerings include: the APRIVA Point of Sale (POS) system, a device-independent infrastructure for securely connecting wireless terminals and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to most major card processors; APRIVA Mobile Store, which allows businesses to take order management and payment processing to any point on the map; and APRIVA Freight Tracker, a shipping industry solution that extends the automation of traditional dispatching and tracking systems to drivers in field via wireless handheld devices.
ALEPH will deliver reservation and dispatching information over Nextel's nationwide packet data network, while also managing orders from dispatch centers and driver units.
Intergraph Utilities (Nasdaq:INGR) today announced that El Paso Electric (EPE) has purchased Intergraph's InService Mobile Data Dispatch solution to streamline and automate service order dispatching and collection work.
There were so many units and law enforcement officials chasing the two suspects that we began entering the incident events in the narrative of New World's Aegis/MSP CAD software," said Tillamook County's Administrator Eric Swanson, who was also dispatching during the incident.
of Redmond, WA, known as a manufacturer of public safety dispatching and dispatch telephony solutions, announces a new release of the Integrator Radio Dispatch(TM) application.
The Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority provides enhanced 911 and centralized dispatching services for fire and police departments throughout the county.