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Synonyms of dispense in English:


  • 1 the servants are ready to dispense the drinks
    distribute, pass round, pass out, hand out, deal out, dole out, share out, divide out, parcel out, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bestow, confer, supply, disburse
    informal dish out
    [Antonyms] collect
  • 2 the soldiers dispensed a form of summary justice
    administer, deliver, issue, discharge, deal, bestow, dole out, mete out;
    carry out, execute, implement, apply, operate, direct;
    inflict, impose, enforce, exact
    rare effectuate
    [Antonyms] receive
  • 3 the pharmacists dispense only licensed medicines
    prepare, make up, mix;
    supply, provide, sell
  • 4 the pope nominated him as bishop, dispensing him from his impediment
    exempt, excuse, except, release, relieve, reprieve, absolve;
    grant someone a dispensation, grant someone an exemption
    informal let off
  • Phrases

    dispense with
  • 1 I think we can dispense with the formalities
    waive, omit, drop, leave out, forgo, give up, relinquish, renounce;
    ignore, disregard, pass over, brush aside;
    informal cut out, give something a miss, knock something on the head
    [Antonyms] include
  • 2 he was able to dispense with his crutches
    manage without, do without, cope without
    British informal get shot of
    North American informal trash
    [Antonyms] keep
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