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1. distribute

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • confine
  • fail
  • idle
  • integrate

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Distribute

  • contribute

How do you pronounce distribute?

Pronounce distribute as dɪˈstrɪbjut.

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Example sentences of the word distribute


1. Verb, base form
The piers also must be positioned correctly to evenly distribute the total weight of your deck.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It can be purchased nationally and internationally, although some brands distribute in limited regions.

Quotes containing the word distribute


1. My love is powdered sunshine. Just add water. (Warning: Do NOT attempt to snort it or distribute as a healthy cocaine substitute.)
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] distribute or disperse widely.

Synonyms

  • strew
  • spread out
  • export
  • metastasize
  • generalize
  • generalise
  • metastasise
  • deploy
  • discharge
  • sprawl
  • straw
  • diffuse
  • redistribute
  • fan out
  • spread
  • propagate

Antonyms

  • concentration
  • stand still
  • concentrated
  • unextended

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

3. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] make available.

Synonyms

  • transfer
  • issue
  • reticulate

Antonyms

  • stay
  • wet
  • ample
  • adorned

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

4. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] give to several people.

Synonyms

  • give out
  • pass out
  • give
  • gift
  • divvy up
  • portion out
  • apportion
  • share
  • deal
  • present

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • unearned run
  • earned run
  • exempt

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

5. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] cause be distributed.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • spread out
  • pass on
  • send around
  • circulate
  • spread
  • displace
  • move
  • scatter

Antonyms

  • lack
  • lose
  • precede
  • ebb

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

6. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] cause to become widely known.

Synonyms

  • generalize
  • circularize
  • vulgarize
  • spread
  • carry
  • pass around
  • publicize
  • run
  • circularise
  • air
  • popularize
  • publicise
  • propagate
  • sow
  • broadcast
  • popularise
  • generalise
  • bare
  • circulate
  • vulgarise
  • go around
  • diffuse
  • podcast
  • disperse

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • centralization
  • fold
  • cross

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

7. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] spread throughout a given area.

Synonyms

  • spread
  • scatter

Antonyms

  • painted
  • wide
  • sheathed

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

8. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] be mathematically distributive.

Antonyms

  • hospitable

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

9. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] to arrange in a systematic order.

Synonyms

  • arrange
  • stagger

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • unprepared
  • refrain

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)

10. distribute

verb. ['dɪˈstrɪbjuːt'] be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • cover

Etymology

  • distributus (Latin)
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