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Synonyms for dispense
dɪˈspɛnsdis·pense

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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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

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

  2. Edward Zehr:

    I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either.

  3. Perry Brass:

    The god that you dispense with today, will come back as a demon tomorrow.

  4. 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

  5. Edwin Griffioen:

    Because the air pressure is so much lower in an aeroplane than at sea level, a traditional beer tap will not work as it will only dispense a huge amount of foam, we do have dispensers that work on air pressure, but these were too big to fit in a plane.


Translations for dispense

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  • الاستغناءArabic
  • раздавам, разпределям, минавам безBulgarian
  • dosieren, abgeben, austeilen, verteilen, ausgebenGerman
  • باطل کردنPersian
  • antaa, tarjota, jättää väliin, jakaa, ohittaaFinnish
  • partager, dispenser, émettre, éliminer, distribuer, doserFrench
  • tuariMāori
  • uitgeven, afschaffen, uitdelen, verdelen, doserenDutch
  • dispensarPortuguese
  • avvara, ge ut, förskriva, utdela, förmedla, skriva ut, dosera, vara utan, utge, fördela, frikalla, dela ut, frita, utminutera, lösa, undvaraSwedish
  • bırakmak, hazırlamak, dağıtmak, tevzi etmekTurkish
  • 发放Chinese

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