transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 [grants/alms] dar*; [advice] ofrecer*, dar*; [criticism] hacer*; [favors] conceder* 1.2 [machine] expenderMore example sentences
- Based on iris recognition technology, the machines will dispense cash, cinema tickets and postage stamps, and the company intends offering further applications including on-line shopping and bill payment.
- The screen of the cash dispenser displays the ironic message, ‘We apologise for the inconvenience, but this machine does not dispense cash at the moment.’
- Banks estimate that only 85% of ATM machines will be dispensing cash by the end of January 1.
- 2 [Pharmacology/Farmacología] [drugs/prescription] despachar, prepararMore example sentences
- There is still the image that chemists simply dispense medicine after a visit to the doctor.
- Saudi chemists dispense medicine only in packets.
- But there are also huge savings available from legitimate Canadian pharmacies dispensing quality medicines.
- 3 (administer) [justice] administrarMore example sentences
- It's their job to dispense information effectively and accurately.
- So they use the public sector not to provide services but to dispense patronage; they use trade protection to distribute favours.
- Another thing, the purpose of this column is not to dispense medical information.
- 4 (exempt) [formal] to dispense sb
fromsth dispensar or eximir a algn dealgo she was dispensed from attending Mass se la dispensó or eximió de asistir a misaMore example sentences
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- If wrong about that, Mr Bowen submits that if the claim form must be treated as served on 7 November, an order should be made under CPR Rule 6.9 dispensing with service of the claim form completely.
- And rules can be dispensed with in the Court's inherent power if the interests of justice require.
- We will dispense with the rule relating to time for bringing the application but refuse special leave.
- Diocesan bishops can dispense men from the obligations that go with the diaconate and suspend priests from the exercise of their order for a long or short period, but only the bishop of Rome can expel them from the priesthood.
- The designated cardinal however can petition the pope to dispense him from this requirement.
- Leo X gave as the reason for dispensing him from some of the requirements of canon law the expectation that as a native bishop he would be more effective in promoting the faith among his people.
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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.