Synonyms of discharge in English:

discharge


See definition of discharge

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, declare redundant, make redundant

cashier

informal sack, give someone the sack, fire, axe, send packing, give someone the boot, boot out, turf 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

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