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Meaning of DISPOSE

Pronunciation:  di'spowz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
  2. [v]  make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
  3. [v]  throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
  4. [v]  give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her parents' possessions"

DISPOSE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, fling, incline, put away, qualify, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
 Antonyms: disincline, disqualify, indispose, indispose, unfit
 See Also: abandon, capacitate, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, get rid of, give it the deep six, groom, habilitate, jettison, junk, liquidize, pension off, predispose, prepare, redispose, remove, retire, scrap, sell, sell off, sell out, sell up, train, trash, unlearn, waste



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disposed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disposing}.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to
    place. See {Pose}.]
    1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in
       order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
             Who hath disposed the whole world?    --Job xxxiv.
             All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.
             The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
    2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
             The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.
    3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
       or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
             Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
             her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
    4. To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause
       to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a
       bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; --
       usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the
       indirect object.
             Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose To future
             good our past and present woes.       --Dryden.
             Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
             jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
             melancholy.                           --Bacon.
    {To dispose of}.
       (a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of
           control over; to fix the condition, application,
           employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use.
                 Freedom to order their actions and dispose of
                 their possessions and persons.    --Locke.
       (b) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to
           pass over into the control of some one else, as by
           selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to
           get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of
           one's time.
                 More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
                 I have disposed of her to a man of business.
                 A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
    Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
         adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.
  2. \Dis*pose"\, v. i.
    To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]
          She had disposed with C[ae]sar.          --Shak.
  3. \Dis*pose"\, n.
    1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
             But such is the dispose of the sole Disposer of
             empires.                              --Speed.
    2. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior;
       demeanor. [Obs.]
             He hath a person, and a smooth dispose To be
             suspected.                            --Shak.
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