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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

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 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. Leong Hoe Nam:

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

  3. Ye Htut:

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

  4. Timothee Mbuya:

    The police came to disperse the people with tear gas and went after all the young people who were wearing T-shirts of (Katumbi's soccer club).

  5. Farhan Haq:

    We're calling on all parties to the conflict to take all measures to protect civilians caught in the middle, that includes allowing civilians to freely move out of conflict zones and being provided with protection as they disperse.

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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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