dispense synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term dispense:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(verb)

    administer or bestow, as in small portions

    Synonyms:
    dish up, circulate, shell out, apportion, plow, spread, carry on, lot, pass on, dish out, portion, deal out, allot, serve up, care, portion out, sell, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, make out, accord, assign, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, manage, contend, administer, give out, grant, trade, address, handle, disseminate, pass around, hand out, mete out, administrate, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, conduct, serve, cover, circularise, consider, make do, get by, stagger, look at, cope, dish

  2. dispense(verb)

    grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

    Synonyms:
    distribute, shell out, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, deal, mete out, allot, administer

  3. administer, dispense(verb)

    give or apply (medications)

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot, administer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dispense

    To allot or assign may be to make an arbitrary division; the same is true of distribute or divide. That which is apportioned is given by some fixed rule, which is meant to be uniform and fair; as, representatives are apportioned among the States according to population. To dispense is to give out freely; as, the sun dispenses light and heat. A thing is appropriated to or for a specific purpose (to which it thus becomes proper, in the original sense of being its own); money appropriated by Congress for one purpose can not be expended for any other. One may apportion what he only holds in trust; he shares what is his own. Compare ALLOT.

    Synonyms:
    allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, assign, deal, distribute, divide, grant, share

    Antonyms:
    cling to, collect, consolidate, divide arbitrarily, gather together, keep together, receive, retain

    Preposition:
    Apportion to each a fair amount; apportion the property among the heirs, between two claimants; apportion according to numbers, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dispense(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    distribute, apportion, allot, deal out

  2. dispense(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    administer, apply, execute, carry out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

distribute, apportion, allocate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. dispense

    Synonyms:
    Transfusion Issue



© Synonyms.com