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1. dispense

verb. ['dɪˈspɛns'] administer or bestow, as in small portions.

Synonyms

  • portion
  • deal out
  • administer
  • distribute
  • assign
  • deal
  • lot
  • shell out
  • allot
  • give
  • dish out
  • mete out
  • parcel out
  • reallot
  • apply

Antonyms

  • gather
  • recall
  • disarrange
  • demote

Etymology

  • despenser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dispensare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Dispense

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  • whence
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  • offense
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  • ferenc
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  • tense
  • sense
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  • fence
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  • cents
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Example sentences of the word dispense


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
By pressing a button on the device, individuals dispense a small amount of soap.

2. Verb, base form
Turn on the faucet for one to two seconds to dispense enough water to wet the lye.

3. Adjective
Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists create and dispense medications.

Quotes containing the word dispense


1. They turned to Angel. "We will call you Little One,"the leader said, obviously deciding to dispense with the whole confusing name thing."Okay,"said Angel agreeably. "I'll call you Guy in a White Lab Coat."He frowned."That can be his Indian name,"I suggested.
- James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

2. My currency is kindness, and while there are no ATMs that dispense it, it’s also not accepted or recognized at strip clubs.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

2. dispense

verb. ['dɪˈspɛns'] give or apply (medications).

Synonyms

  • administer
  • transfuse
  • give
  • inject
  • shoot
  • care for
  • digitalize
  • apply

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success

Etymology

  • despenser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dispensare (Latin)

3. dispense

verb. ['dɪˈspɛns'] grant a dispensation; grant an exemption.

Synonyms

  • relieve
  • exempt

Antonyms

  • promote
  • forfeit
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • despenser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dispensare (Latin)
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