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Synonyms for dispense
dɪˈspɛns

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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

    "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

    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, 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

    "I was dispensed from this terrible task"

    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, 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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dispense(v)

    Synonyms:
    deal out, apportion, distribute, administer, execute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dispense":

    distribute, apportion, allocate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. dispense

    Synonyms:
    Transfusion Issue

How to pronounce dispense?

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How to say dispense in sign language?

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How to use dispense in a sentence?

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

  2. Edith Hamilton:

    He was, first and last, the born fighter, to whom the consciousness of being matched against a great adversary suffices and who can dispense with success. Life for him was an adventure, perilous indeed, but men are not made for safe havens. The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. And, at the worst, there is that in us which can turn defeat into victory.

  3. Nancy Young:

    It may not be covered, or well covered, by insurance, if the child is funded through public aid, for instance, there may not be providers in the area that will dispense hearing aids.

  4. John Cornyn:

    Every action has a reaction and in this case it is simple justice, they've made their beds so let's dispense with the outrage.

  5. Ruckett:

    In the perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which he cannot dispense.

Images & Illustrations of dispense

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Translations for dispense

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الاستغناءArabic
  • минавам без, раздавам, разпределямBulgarian
  • verteilen, austeilen, dosieren, ausgeben, abgebenGerman
  • باطل کردنPersian
  • jakaa, jättää väliin, tarjota, ohittaa, antaaFinnish
  • émettre, doser, distribuer, éliminer, partager, dispenserFrench
  • tuariMāori
  • afschaffen, uitdelen, uitgeven, doseren, verdelenDutch
  • dispensarPortuguese
  • undvara, lösa, utminutera, frita, dela ut, frikalla, fördela, skriva ut, utge, vara utan, dosera, förmedla, förskriva, ge ut, avvara, utdelaSwedish
  • tevzi etmek, dağıtmak, hazırlamak, bırakmakTurkish
  • 发放Chinese

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