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Definition 1: the act of propelling with force - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for launch in the sense of this definition

(launch is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of launch ) the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power

Definition 2: a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck - [noun denoting artifact]

(launch is a kind of ...) a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine

Definition 3: begin with vigor - [verb of change]

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He launched into a long diatribe
  • She plunged into a dangerous adventure

Synonyms for launch in the sense of this definition

(launch is a kind of ...) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day" "Let's get down to work now"

(launch has a similar meaning as ...) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

Definition 4: propel with force - [verb of contact]

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • launch the space shuttle
  • Launch a ship

(launch is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of launch ) put into the water

"float a ship"

(... is a kind of launch ) launch with great force

"the rockets were blasted off"

Definition 5: launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage - [verb of contact]

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • launch a ship

(launch is a kind of ...) get going; give impetus to

"launch a career" "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"

Definition 6: get going; give impetus to - [verb of contact]

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • launch a career
  • Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process

Synonyms for launch in the sense of this definition

(launch is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of launch ) launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage

"launch a ship"

Definition 7: smoothen the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • launch plaster

(launch is a kind of ...) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

"smooth the surface of the wood"

Samples where launch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She set up a literacy program

Synonyms for launch in the sense of this definition

(launch is a kind of ...) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

"open a business"

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