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Synonyms for disperse
dɪˈspɜrsdis·perse

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disperse

    Synonyms:
    dispel, scatter, disseminate, separate, break up, spread abroad, deal out, distribute, dissipate

    Antonyms:
    collect, summon, recall, gather, concentrate, meet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseverb

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, diffuse, broadcast, disseminate, constellate, sparge, propagate, scatter, pitter-patter, splosh, circularize, break up, patter, dust, spatter, dispel, circulate, stud, splash, distribute, besprinkle

  2. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatterverb

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

    Synonyms:
    resolve, circulate, fragmentize, shoot, drive off, separate, spread, sever, interrupt, crash, dot, split up, pick, fool away, dismantle, circularise, break, spread out, break up, recess, disseminate, part, crock up, collapse, drive out, cut off, fragment, turn back, split, circularize, disrupt, chase away, drive away, fragmentise, frivol away, dissolve, dust, crack, pass around, sprinkle, fritter away, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, dissipate, propagate, scatter, fool, calve, break apart, disassemble, take apart, dispel, adjourn, fritter, crack up, decompose, break down, run off

  3. break up, disperse, scatterverb

    cause to separate

    "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

    Synonyms:
    fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, collapse, spread, interrupt, crash, dot, split up, pick, dismantle, break up, circularize, recess, sprinkle, part, crock up, sever, cut off, fragment, split, separate, disrupt, pass around, dissolve, circularise, dust, crack, spread out, disassemble, break apart, distribute, diffuse, broadcast, calve, dissipate, propagate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, circulate, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, disseminate

  4. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread outverb

    move away from each other

    "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

    Synonyms:
    fritter, rotate, unfold, circularise, dissipate, shoot, disseminate, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, frivol away, fool, fool away, broadcast, fan out, string out, open, scatter, circularize, expand, splay, break up, propagate, dust, fritter away, dispel, circulate, distribute, turn out, diffuse

  5. disperseverb

    separate (light) into spectral rays

    "the prosm disperses light"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, dissipate, disseminate, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, broadcast, scatter, circularize, break up, propagate, dust, dispel, circulate, distribute, diffuse

  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundverb

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

    Synonyms:
    circulate, beam, shell out, fan out, lot, spread, mobilize, pervade, pass on, dish out, dissipate, deal out, allot, dot, overspread, break up, dispense, interpenetrate, dole out, unfold, penetrate, deal, parcel out, circularize, administer, give out, spread out, open, go around, pass around, sprinkle, hand out, mete out, dispel, mobilise, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, pass out, propagate, scatter, transmit, air, circularise, send, riddle, dust, stagger, imbue, permeate, disseminate, circle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disperseverb

    Synonyms:
    scatter, separate, dissipate, dispel, drive to different parts, sow, broadcast, scatter to the winds

  2. disperseverb

    Synonyms:
    diffuse, disseminate, spread

  3. disperseverb

    Synonyms:
    scatter, separate, be scattered, go different ways

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disperseverb

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, dispel, scatter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disperse":

    scatter, disband, dispersal, dispel, dispersed, dispersion

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How to use disperse in a sentence?

  1. Laurence Taylor:

    It was disappointing that a relatively small group in Hyde Park came together to protest the regulations in clear breach of the guidance, putting themselves and others at risk of infection, officers once again, took a measured approach and tried to engage the group to disperse. They clearly had no intention of doing so, and so it did result in 19 people being arrested, and a further ten being issued with a fixed penalty notice.

  2. Roy Chowdhury:

    Now that it is getting colder, air is not rising high enough to disperse pollutants. The whole trapping is happening close to the ground.

  3. John Griffin:

    Someone sees one groundhog and they think that within two years, there will be a thousand, only half the groundhogs from any litter survive, and they disperse. They find other territories and they're on the move and they're a prey animal so it's rough out there for them. A lot of times, we get calls not because there's an actual conflict but because when someone sees a groundhog, they're like 'Oh, I've got a problem.'.

  4. Leong Hoe Nam:

    It would have better effect using a water cannon to disperse people and make them go home.

  5. Chris Harrison:

    This particular piece of work on the Teacup Galaxy has provided new insight into how the black holes [drive energy] in ordinary galaxies, they appear to be capable of driving jets of charged particles that collide into the gas. You could imagine the ‘jet’ as like a water cannon being driven into a crowd of people - the water cannon collides with the crowd and causes it to break up and disperse rapidly. In this analogy, the crowd represents the gas in the galaxy that is trying to form stars, but is destroyed by the jet.


Translations for disperse

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  • разсейвам, разпилявам, разпръсквамBulgarian
  • dispersarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozptýlit, rozehnatCzech
  • zerstreuenGerman
  • dispeliEsperanto
  • dispersarSpanish
  • پراکنده کردنPersian
  • levittää, hajottaa, hajaantua, hajotaFinnish
  • disperserFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • skeayl, scaalheanManx
  • फैलानेHindi
  • szétszórHungarian
  • ցրել, ցրվելArmenian
  • difuzarIdo
  • distribuire, rifrangere, disperdere, disseminarereItalian
  • 흩다Korean
  • koraraMāori
  • verbreidenDutch
  • rozproszyćPolish
  • disseminar, dispersar, refratar, distribuir, dissiparPortuguese
  • рассе́ивать, преломи́ть, рассы́пать, разбра́сывать, преломля́ть, рассе́ять, раски́дывать, рассыпа́ть, распространи́ть, разогна́ть, разгоня́ть, раскида́ть, разброса́ть, распространя́тьRussian

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