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Synonyms for dispense
dɪˈspɛns

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outverb

    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. dispenseverb

    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, dispenseverb

    give or apply (medications)

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dispenseverb

    Synonyms:
    distribute, apportion, allot, deal out

  2. dispenseverb

    Synonyms:
    administer, apply, execute, carry out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dispenseverb

    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

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How to use dispense in a sentence?

  1. Dick Cavett:

    As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.

  2. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto:

    We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice!” ― Zulfikar Ali Bhutto The people have realized that Martial Law is not law. A regime not established by law is devoid of the attribute to dispense law. A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law.” ― Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, bOOK.If I Am Assassinated

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The wise quickly dispense gossip, and the truth leads it to perish.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for dispense

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  • 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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