Share this entry


Synonyms of dispense in English:


  • 1 servants dispensed the drinks
    distribute, pass around, hand out, dole out, dish out, share out;
    allocate, supply, allot, apportion
  • 2 the soldiers dispensed summary justice
    administer, deliver, issue, discharge, deal out, mete out
  • 3 dispensing medicines
    prepare, make up;
    supply, provide, sell
  • 4 the Pope dispensed him from his impediment
    exempt, excuse, except, release, let off, reprieve, absolve
  • Phrases

    dispense with
  • 1.1 let's dispense with the formalities
    waive, omit, drop, leave out, forgo;
    do away with, give something a miss
  • 2.1 he dispensed with his crutches
    get rid of, throw away/out, dispose of, discard;
    manage without, cope without
    informal ditch, scrap, dump, deep-six, chuck
  • Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.