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dispose

Pronunciation: /dɪˈspəʊz/

Translation of dispose in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[formal]
  • 1 (incline) predisponer* this does not dispose me to like her esto no me predispone a su favor
    Example sentences
    • Their positions within these new institutions may have disposed them to promote commercial values and made them willing to support the industrial and modernizing social order.
    • They ease the atmosphere around two people and kindly dispose people to each other.
    • Natural law theory held the world to consist of a variety of beings and objects whose essence disposed them toward the fulfillment of higher purposes.
  • 2 2.1 (arrange) disponer* [formal], colocar* 2.2 (determine) disponer*, decidir
    Example sentences
    • The Pentagon proposes, the press disposes - albeit within softer confines than prevailed in the Gulf War.
    • There are a whole lot of proposals, but it is really the Congress that disposes.
    • The generals may propose, but H5N1 will dispose.
    Example sentences
    • RyRs are disposed in a tetragonal arrangement, and groups of four DHPRs, or tetrads, are associated with alternate RyRs, forming a related array.
    • Nor did he put the figures on display in a frontally disposed arrangement.
    • The base portions are disposed in a matrix arrangement having rows and columns.

Phrasal verbs

dispose of

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (get rid of) [refuse/evidence] deshacerse* de; [rival/opponent] deshacerse* de, liquidar [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (sell) [house/car/land] disponer* de, vender, enajenar [formal] 1.3 (deal with) [problem/question/objection] despachar 1.1 (have use of) [formal] [funds/resources] disponer* de

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