Synonyms for discharge

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb dis-chahrj; noun dis-chahrj, dis-chahrj
Phonetic Transcription : verb dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ; noun ˈdɪs tʃɑrdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ

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Définition of discharge

Origin :
  • early 14c., "to exempt, exonerate, release," from Old French deschargier (12c., Modern French décharger) "to unload, discharge," from Late Latin discarricare, from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + carricare "load" (see charge (v.)).
  • Meaning "to unload, to free from" is late 14c. Of weapons, from 1550s. The electrical sense is first attested 1748. Meaning "to fulfill, to perform one's duties" is from c.1400. Related: Discharged; discharging.
  • noun setting free
  • noun dismissal from responsibility
  • noun detonation
  • noun pouring forth
  • noun unloading
  • noun carrying out of responsibility
  • noun payment of debt
  • verb set free
  • verb dismiss from responsibility
  • verb detonate weapon
  • verb pour forth
  • verb unload
  • verb carry out responsibility
  • verb pay, settle debt
  • verb invalidate agreement
Example sentences :
  • "Discharge the boy from your employment," said his wife, promptly.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • So I am to report my discharge to you, and ask you for my wages.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The discharge is proportional to the square root of the pressure.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 » by Various
  • Lighters were brought alongside, and we began to discharge our flour into them.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • But I discharge you of it; at least, while I have the happiness of nearer and dearer relations.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • They were bold and faithful in the discharge of what they regarded as duty.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • He immediately removed to Cleveland and entered on the discharge of his duties.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • He had been seen to start at the discharge, as if the report had frightened him.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • If I did not discharge it, I should be a base and guilty wretch.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • And it is a pity, all the same, because I was to be married when I got my discharge.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for discharge

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