- 1 [honor] to give, accord [formal]; [acogida] to give, extend [formal]; [ayuda/protección] to give, afford [formal]; [asistencia médica] to give; [medicamentos] to dispense le dispensaron un caluroso recibimiento he was given o [formal] extended a warm reception le dispensaron el honor de inaugurar el museo he was given o [formal] accorded the honor of inaugurating the museum establecimientos donde se dispensan jeringas gratis establishments where syringes are supplied o dispensed free of charge
- 2 2.1 (eximir) dispensar a algn
dealgo to exempt sb fromsth fue dispensado del servicio militar he was exempted from military service lo dispensaron del pago de la multa he was excused (from) payment of the fine, the fine was waived la dispensaron de asistir a misa she was excused from attending mass 2.2 (perdonar) to forgive
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.