Definition of Dispose

1. Verb. Give, sell, or transfer to another. "She disposed of her parents' possessions"

Generic synonyms: Sell
Specialized synonyms: Redispose
Derivative terms: Disposition

2. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

3. Verb. Make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief. "Their language inclines us to believe them"
Exact synonyms: Incline
Specialized synonyms: Predispose
Generic synonyms: Determine, Influence, Mold, Regulate, Shape
Derivative terms: Disposition, Inclination, Inclination
Antonyms: Indispose

4. Verb. Place or put in a particular order. "The dots are unevenly disposed"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

5. Verb. Make fit or prepared. "Your education qualifies you for this job"
Exact synonyms: Qualify
Specialized synonyms: Habilitate, Capacitate
Generic synonyms: Groom, Prepare, Train
Antonyms: Disqualify
Derivative terms: Quality

Definition of Dispose

1. v. t. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.

2. v. i. To bargain; to make terms.

3. n. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.

Definition of Dispose

1. Verb. (intransitive used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something. ¹

2. Verb. To distribute and put in place. ¹

3. Verb. To deal out; to assign to a use. ¹

4. Verb. To incline ¹

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Definition of Dispose

1. to put in place [v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispose

disposable equipment
disposable income
disposable incomes
disposal plant
dispose (current term)
dispose of

Literary usage of Dispose

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"This is the property which she believed she had ; this is what she really had ; and this is what she intended U> dispose of by her will. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... further to con- eider or dispose of it, in absence of parties defendant, despite importance to people of state that subject-matter be determined. ..."

3. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1892)
"pencils, and slowly dispose of, and finally sacrifice them, in order to pay an assumed debt of What enhances my interest in dew (I am thinking of summer) is ..."

4. The Call of the Hen; Or, The Science of the Selection and Breeding of Poultry by National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Recreational Reading, Walter Hogan, Sherman Dickinson, Harry Reynolds Lewis, Raymond William Gregory, Louis Renou, B. K. Hindse, A. V. Leontovich, Arthur John Arberry (1913)
"As he had fancy birds in all the different types he did not want to dispose of any of his flock, so I segregated them into three divisions, the egg type, ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1897)
""How can we most profitably dispose of our milk the coming slimmer?'' 8. "In how many schools yards of our township are more shade 7. ..."

6. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"... the graces of the day, To tune the tongue, to teach the eyes to roll, dispose the colours of the flowing robe, And add new roses to the faded cheek. ..."

7. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"We arrive in China in safety—dispose of the ship—Description of the inhabitants—Arrive at Pekin, and find an opportunity of returning to Europe. ..."

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