send a message

send a message
verb
give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally
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The lack of good teachers sends a strong message to all parents in the community

Hypernyms: ↑communicate, ↑pass on, ↑pass, ↑pass along, ↑put across
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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make a significant statement, either implicitly or by one's actions

the elections sent a message to political quarters that the party was riding a wave of popularity


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Send — Send, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sending}.] [AS. sendan; akin to OS. sendian, D. zenden, G. senden, OHG. senten, Icel. senda, Sw. s[ a]nda, Dan. sende, Goth. sandjan, and to Goth. sinp a time (properly, a going), gasinpa… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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