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Synonyms of discharge in English:


  • 1 after his third violation, Vance was discharged
    dismiss, eject, expel, throw out, give someone notice;
    release, let go, fire, terminate;
    Military  cashier
    informal sack, give someone the sack, boot out, give someone the boot, turf out, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door, send packing, pink-slip, give someone the (old) heave-ho
    [Antonyms] recruit, engage
  • 2 he was discharged from prison
    release, free, set free, let go, liberate, let out
    [Antonyms] imprison
  • 3 oil is routinely discharged from ships
    send out, release, eject, let out, pour out, void, give off
  • 4 the swelling will burst and discharge pus
    emit, exude, ooze, leak
    [Antonyms] absorb
  • 5 he accidentally discharged the gun
    fire, shoot, let off;
    set off, trigger, explode, detonate
  • 6 the ferry was discharging passengers
    unload, offload, put off;
    [Antonyms] load
  • 7 they discharged their duties efficiently
    carry out, perform, execute, conduct, do;
  • 8 the executor must discharge the funeral expenses
    pay, pay off, settle, clear, honor, meet, liquidate, defray, make good
    informal square
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  • 1 his discharge from the service
    dismissal, release, removal, ejection, expulsion;
    Military  cashiering
    informal the sack, the boot, the ax, a/the pink slip
  • 2 her discharge from prison
    release, liberation
  • 3 a discharge of diesel oil into the river
    leak, leakage, emission, release, flow
  • 4 a watery discharge from the eyes
    emission, secretion, excretion, seepage, suppuration;
    pus, matter;
    Medicine  exudate
  • 5 a single discharge of his gun
    shot, firing, blast;
    explosion, detonation
  • 6 the discharge of their duties
    carrying out, performance, performing, execution, conduct;
    fulfillment, accomplishment, completion
  • 7 the discharge of all debts
    payment, repayment, settlement, clearance, meeting, liquidation
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