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"
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
grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
"I was dispensed from this terrible task"
give or apply (medications)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Apportion to each a fair amount; apportion the property among the heirs, between two claimants; apportion according to numbers, etc.
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How to use dispense in a sentence?
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.
They are only licensed to dispense to people who have medical marijuana cards, this does not mean that they are staffed by people that have any sort of medical education.
The god that you dispense with today, will come back as a demon tomorrow.
There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.
The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.
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- минавам без, раздавам, разпределямBulgarian
- verteilen, austeilen, dosieren, ausgeben, abgebenGerman
- باطل کردنPersian
- jakaa, jättää väliin, tarjota, ohittaa, antaaFinnish
- émettre, doser, distribuer, éliminer, partager, dispenserFrench
- afschaffen, uitdelen, uitgeven, doseren, verdelenDutch
- 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
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