dispatch-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: purposefully send somebody or something

After receiving a call reporting a suspicious person, an officer was dispatched.
Your goods will be dispatched the day you place your order.
Aware that the paramilitary force might get out of hand, he dispatched the state militia.

VerbNet: send-11.1
FrameNet: Sending
PropBank: dispatch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: complete, carry out

He dispatched his duties efficiently, even as he ricocheted around the world.
Each dispatched his responsibilities with the dedication, energy and competence expected.
The JP who survived on fees and lazily dispatched his job was the worst.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 3: kill

The zombie-like ghouls could be dispatched by a shot in the head, or a blow to the skull.
They might have dispatched him by a single blow of the tomahawk.

VerbNet: murder-42.1
FrameNet: Killing
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5