Synonyms of discharge
1 releaseDictionary • You are being discharged on medical grounds.
release • He was released from custody the next day.
free • They are going to free more prisoners.
clear • In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
liberate • How committed is the leadership to liberating its people from poverty?
pardon • Hundreds of political prisoners were pardoned and released.
acquit • He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
allow to go
exonerate • The official report exonerated the school of any blame.
absolve • The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
2 dismissDictionary • the regulation that gay people should be discharged from the military
dismiss • the power to dismiss civil servants who refuse to work
sack (informal) • He was sacked for slapping a schoolboy.
fire (informal) • She was sent a letter saying she was fired from her job.
remove • The senate voted to remove him.
expel • secondary school students expelled for cheating in exams
oust • The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
eject • He was ejected from his first job for persistent latecoming.
cashier • Many officers were cashiered on political grounds.
give (someone) the boot (slang)
give (someone) the sack (informal)
give (someone) his or her P45 (informal)
kennet (Australian, slang)
jeff (Australian, slang)
3 carry outDictionary • the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
perform • people who have performed outstanding acts of bravery
fulfil • He is too ill to fulfil his duties.
accomplish • If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
do • I was trying to do some work.
effect • Prospects for effecting real political change have taken a step backward.
realize • The kaleidoscopic quality of the book is brilliantly realized on stage.
observe • Forcing motorists to observe speed restrictions is difficult.
implement • The government promised to implement a new system to control loan institutions.
execute • We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
4 payDictionary • The goods will be sold in order to discharge the debt.
pay • If you cannot pay your debts, you can file for bankruptcy.
meet • The government will help meet some of the costs.
settle • I settled the bill for my coffee and his two glasses of wine.
honour • The bank refused to honour his cheque.
relieve • He felt relieved of a burden.
5 pour forth • The resulting salty water will be discharged at sea.
release • a weapon that releases toxic nerve gas
leak • The pool's sides had cracked and the water had leaked out.
emit • The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
dispense • High Court judges dispensing justice round the country
ooze • The cut was oozing a clear liquid.
exude • Nearby was a factory which exuded a pungent smell.
excrete • the orifice through which the body excretes waste matter
6 fireDictionary • He was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
fire • a huge gun designed to fire nuclear or chemical shells
shoot • He shot an arrow into the air.
set off • Who set off the bomb?
explode • The first test atomic bomb was exploded in the New Mexico desert.
activate • video cameras that can be activated by computer
detonate • The terrorists planted and detonated the bomb.
let loose (informal)
off-load • The cargo was offloaded in Singapore three days later.
unload • Unload everything from the boot and clean it thoroughly.
lighten • Blending with a food processor lightens the mixture.
unburden • The human touch is one of the surest ways of unburdening stresses.
1 releaseDictionary • The doctors began to discuss his discharge from hospital.
release • the secret negotiations necessary to secure the release of the hostages
liberation • Passover recalls the liberation from slavery in Egypt.
pardon • They lobbied the government on his behalf and he was granted a pardon.
acquittal • the acquittal of six police officers charged with beating a man
2 dismissalDictionary • They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
dismissal • his dismissal from his post
notice (British) • They predicted that many teachers would be given their notice by the end of next term.
removal • His removal from power was illegal.
the boot (slang)
expulsion • Her behaviour led to her expulsion from school.
the sack (informal) • People who make mistakes can be given the sack the same day.
the push (slang) • Two cabinet ministers also got the push.
marching orders (informal)
ejection • These actions led to his ejection from office.
kiss-off (slang, mainly US, Canadian)
the bum's rush (slang)
the (old) heave-ho (informal)
the order of the boot (slang)
your books or cards (informal)
3 emissionDictionary • They develop a fever and a watery discharge from the eyes.
emission • the emission of gases such as carbon dioxide
ooze • His shirt was soaked through with the slow ooze of blood.
secretion • the secretion of adrenaline
pus • The area of the scar began to discharge pus.
4 firingDictionary • Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
report • There was a loud report as the fuel tanks exploded.
shot • Guards at the training base heard the shots.
blast • a shotgun blast
burst • a burst of machine-gun fire
explosion • Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in London today.
volley • It's still not known how many died in the volleys of gunfire.
detonation • a heavy detonation echoed round the housing estate
fusillade • Both were killed in a fusillade of bullets.
5 carrying out • free of any influence which might affect the discharge of his duties
performance • the performance of his duties
achievement • It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
execution • the unquestioning execution of his orders
accomplishment • His function is vital to the accomplishment of the mission.
fulfilment • I will allow no hesitation in the fulfilment of the reforms.
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absolveIf a report or investigation absolves someone from blame or responsibility, it formally states that he or she is not guilty or is not to blame.
• The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
accomplishIf you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it.
• If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
accomplishmentThe accomplishment of something is the fact of achieving or finishing it.
• His function is vital to the accomplishment of the mission.
Thesaurus for discharge from the Collins English Thesaurus