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Synonyms of send in English:


  • 1 she said she'd send me a letter
    dispatch, post, mail, put in the post/mail, address, get off, convey, consign, direct, forward, redirect, send on, remit, airmail
    [Antonyms] receive
  • 2 they sent a message to headquarters
    transmit, convey, communicate;
    telephone, phone, broadcast, televise, telecast, radio, fax, email, upload, ISDN, FTP
    datedtelegraph, wire, cable
    [Antonyms] receive
  • 3 we have sent for a doctor
    call, call for, call in, summon, ask to come, request, request the presence/attendance of, order, contact, fetch
  • 4 I squeezed the plastic bottle and sent a jet of petrol out of it
    propel, project, send forth, eject, deliver, discharge, spout, fire, shoot, blast, catapult, launch, release, force, push, impel, ram;
    informalchuck, sling, bung
  • 5 the empty barrels send off evil-smelling fumes
  • 6 it's enough to send one mad
    make, drive, cause to be/become
  • 7 informal it's the spectacle and music that send us, not the words
    excite, stimulate, move, rouse, stir, thrill, electrify, intoxicate, enrapture, enthral, grip, ravish, charm, delight, give pleasure to, titillate
    informalturn on, blow away, give someone a buzz/kick, stoke
  • Phrases

    send someone down

  • 1British she was sent down from Cambridge
    expel, exclude;
    British rusticate
    [Antonyms] admit, readmit
  • 2 he pleaded guilty and was sent down for life
    send to prison, sentence to imprisonment, imprison, jail, incarcerate, lock up, confine, detain, intern, immure
    informalput away
    British informalbang up
    [Antonyms] release, let off
  • send someone off

    Sport Miller was sent off for a second bookable offence
    order off, tell to leave the field, dismiss;
    show someone the red card
    informalred-card, send for an early bath, give someone their marching orders, sin-bin

    send someone packing

    they decided they'd had enough of him, and sent him packing
    expel, send away, eject, turn out, throw out, force out, oust, evict, put out, get rid of;
    informalchuck out, kick out, boot out, defenestrate, show the door to, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their ear, sack, fire, give someone the boot, axe
    North American informalgive someone the air, give someone the bum's rush

    send someone to Coventry

    all three have been sent to Coventry for not treading the party line
    ostracize, exclude, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, reject, repudiate, boycott, blackball, blacklist, cast off, cast out, shut out, avoid, ignore, snub, cut dead, keep at arm's length, leave out in the cold, bar, ban, debar, banish, exile, expel;
    North American disfellowship
    informalfreeze out, hand someone the frozen mitt
    British informalblank

    send someone/something up

    informal we used to send him up something rotten
    informaltake off, spoof, take the mickey out of
    British vulgar slangtake the piss out of

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