Synonyms of discharge in English:

discharge


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See UK English definition of discharge

See Spanish definition of liberar

verb

1‘he was discharged from the RAF’

SYNONYMS
dismiss, remove, eject, expel, deprive of office, get rid of, throw out, oust
let go, give someone notice, lay off
British make redundant
cashier
informal sack, give someone the sack, fire, axe, send packing, give someone the boot, boot out, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the push, give someone the bullet, show someone the door
British informal turf out
ANTONYMS

recruit, engage

2‘he was discharged from prison’

SYNONYMS
release, liberate, free, set free, let go, let out, allow to leave, let loose, set loose, turn loose
acquit, clear, absolve, pardon, exonerate, reprieve, exculpate
deliver, spare, exempt
emancipate
informal let off, let off the hook
historical manumit
ANTONYMS

imprison

3‘oil is routinely discharged from ships’

SYNONYMS
send out, pour, release, eject, emit, let out, void, issue, dispense, give off, exude, excrete, ooze, leak, gush, jet
extravasate
literary disembogue
ANTONYMS

absorb

4‘he accidentally discharged a pistol’

SYNONYMS
fire, shoot, let off, set off, loose off, trigger, explode, detonate

5‘there is an elevator for discharging grain from ships’

SYNONYMS
unload, offload, empty, unburden, disburden, remove, relieve
deliver, deposit, put off
rare unlade
ANTONYMS

load

6‘the bank had failed to discharge its supervisory duties’

SYNONYMS
carry out, perform, conduct, do
complete, accomplish, achieve, fulfil, execute, implement, dispatch, bring off, bring about, effect
observe, abide by, stand by
rare effectuate

7‘the executor must discharge the funeral expenses’

SYNONYMS
pay, pay off, pay in full, settle, settle up, clear, honour, meet, liquidate, satisfy, defray, make good
informal square

noun

1‘his discharge from the service’

SYNONYMS
dismissal, release, removal, ejection, ousting, expulsion, congé
cashiering
informal the sack, firing, axing, the axe, the boot, one's marching orders, the heave-ho, the push, the bullet
ANTONYMS

recruitment

2‘she was given an absolute discharge by the magistrates’

SYNONYMS
release, liberation
acquittal, clearance, clearing
absolution, pardon, exoneration, reprieve, amnesty, exculpation
informal let-off, letting off
historical manumission
ANTONYMS

conviction

3‘there was a discharge of diesel oil into the river’

SYNONYMS
leak, leaking, emission, release, exuding, oozing, excretion, ejection
emptying, voiding, voidance
literary disemboguing

4‘symptoms include a watery discharge from the eyes’

SYNONYMS
emission, secretion, excretion, exudate, effusion
flow, ooze, seepage, suppuration
pus, matter

5‘he killed eight birds with a single discharge of his gun’

SYNONYMS
shot, shooting, firing, discharging, explosion, detonation
blast, crack, bang, pop, report
burst, volley, salvo, fusillade, barrage
gunfire

6‘we have two hundred passengers and freight for discharge’

SYNONYMS
unloading, offloading, unburdening, disburdening, removal, removing, relieving
emptying
delivering, deposit
rare unlading
ANTONYMS

loading

7‘the teachers appeared somewhat lax in the discharge of their duties’

SYNONYMS
carrying out, performance, performing, conduct, doing
completion, accomplishment, achievement, fulfilment, execution, implementation, dispatch, effectuation
observance

8‘the residue of the estate after the discharge of all debts’

SYNONYMS
payment, repayment, paying, paying off, settlement, settling, settling up, clearance, clearing, honouring, meeting, liquidation, defraying, making good
informal squaring