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Synonyms for disperse
dɪˈspɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    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, scatter(verb)

    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, scatter(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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. disperse(verb)

    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 around(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disperse

    Synonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Antonyms:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take in, take up

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disperse(v. a.)

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

  2. disperse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    diffuse, disseminate, spread

  3. disperse(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disperse(v)

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, dispel, scatter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scatter, disband, dispersal, dispel, dispersed, dispersion

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How to use disperse in a sentence?

  1. Helena Morais:

    Stars form in packed groups called stellar nurseries and then later disperse as they move around the galaxy center, stars in these nurseries are so close to each other that they can exchange material amongst them by mutual gravitational interactions. Capture of 2015 BZ509 must have happened in the early stages of the solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago.

  2. Ye Htut:

    Despite requests for peaceful negotiations, student protesters tried to penetrate the police blockade and the police were legally obligated to disperse them.

  3. Mayor Bowser:

    This multiplicity of forces can breed dangerous confusion, such as when helicopters are used in a war-like tactic to frighten and disperse peaceful protesters.

  4. Khayrul Fazal:

    We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts.

  5. Equality Florida:

    We do not know the total costs for the victims of this horrific hate crime, therefore are working to raise as much as possible and disperse the funds as fast as possible.


Translations for disperse

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  • разсейвам, разпръсквам, разпилявамBulgarian
  • dispersarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozehnat, rozptýlitCzech
  • zerstreuenGerman
  • dispeliEsperanto
  • dispersarSpanish
  • پراکنده کردنPersian
  • hajottaa, levittää, hajota, hajaantuaFinnish
  • disperserFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • skeayl, scaalheanManx
  • फैलानेHindi
  • szétszórHungarian
  • ցրել, ցրվելArmenian
  • difuzarIdo
  • disperdere, distribuire, disseminarere, rifrangereItalian
  • 흩다Korean
  • koraraMāori
  • verbreidenDutch
  • rozproszyćPolish
  • disseminar, distribuir, refratar, dispersar, dissiparPortuguese
  • преломи́ть, разбра́сывать, разгоня́ть, преломля́ть, распространя́ть, разброса́ть, раскида́ть, разогна́ть, распространи́ть, рассыпа́ть, раски́дывать, рассе́ять, рассы́пать, рассе́иватьRussian

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