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dispense Explained

dispense at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pens]

dispense at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1320, from O.Fr. dispenser "give out," from L. dispensare "disburse, administer, distribute (by weight)," freq. of dispendere "pay out," from dis- "out" + pendere "to pay, weigh." In M.L., dispendere was used in the ecclesiastical sense of "grant license to do what is forbidden or omit what is required" (a power of popes, bishops, etc.), and thus acquired a sense of "grant remission from punishment or exemption from law," which led to the Mod.Eng. meaning. Older sense is preserved in dispensary (1699) "place for weighing out medicines," Theological sense is from being used to translate Gk. oikonomoia "office, method of administration." Dispensation is from c.1374. ///

dispense at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: dispensare 'to share out', from pendere 'to weigh']//
1 to give something to people, especially in fixed amounts: give out// dispense sth to sb// --Villagers dispensed tea to people involved in the accident.// --a machine for dispensing cash//
2 to officially provide something for people: dispense justice (=decide whether or not someone is guilty of a crime and what punishment they should receive) //
3 to officially prepare and give medicines to people: dispense with [dispense with sth] phr v// to not use or do something that people usually use or do, because it is not necessary// --Ann suggested that they dispense with speeches altogether at the wedding.// dispense with sb's services (=no longer employ someone) // --Let's dispense with the formalities (=speak openly and directly) , shall we?//

dispense at French => English Of Explained:

exempts

dispensé at French => English Of Explained:

exempted

dispense at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispense":
OK, abolish, abstain from, accord, administer, admit, afford,
allocate, allot, allow, apply, apportion, assign, award, bestow,
bestow on, bestrew, broadcast, cancel, carry out, circumfuse,
communicate, conduct, confer, consent, deal, deal out, diffract,
diffuse, direct, disburse, discharge, dish out, dispense with,
disperse, dispose, dispose of, dispread, disseminate, distribute,
diverge, divide, divvy, do away with, do without, dole, dole out,
donate, eliminate, enforce, eschew, execute, extend, fan out,
forgo, fork out, forswear, furnish, get rid of, gift, gift with,
give, give away, give freely, give leave, give out,
give permission, give the go-ahead, give the word, give up, grant,
hand out, hawk, heap, help to, huckster, ignore, impart, implement,
issue, lavish, leave, let, let have, make possible, measure,
measure out, mete, mete out, offer, okay, operate, overscatter,
oversow, overspread, parcel out, pass around, pass out, pay out,
peddle, permit, portion out, pour, present, proffer, propagate,
provide, publish, radiate, rain, refuse, reject, release,
relinquish, remove, render, renounce, retail, say the word,
scatter, serve, share out, shell out, shower, slip, snow, sow,
sow broadcast, spare, splay, spoon out, spread, spread out, strew,
superintend, supervise, supply, tender, utter, vend, vouchsafe,
waive, yield

dispense at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Nonassemblage, Dispersion): disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, dismember, distribute, apportion, blow off, let out, dispel, cast forth, cast, sprinkle, issue, deal out, retail, intersperse, set, set adrift, cast adrift, scatter to the winds, spread like wildfire.

[V] (a): exempt, dispense, except.

[V] (Giving): deliver, hand, hand over, present, give, tender, donate, give away, dispense, dole out, pay, render, impart.

[V] (Apportionment): apportion, divide, distribute, administer, dispense, allot, share, mete, portion out, dole out, allocate, ration, assign, appropriate, participate.

dispense at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]

1 sth (to sb) to give out sth to people:
The machine dispenses a range of drinks and snacks.

2 sth (to sb) (formal) to provide sth, especially a service, for people:
The organization dispenses free health care to the poor. * to dispense justice / advice

3 to prepare medicine and give it to people, as a job:
to dispense a prescription * (BrE) to dispense medicine * (BrE) a dispensing chemist

PHRASAL VERBS
dispense with sb/sth to get rid of sth or stop using it because you no longer need it:
Debit cards dispense with the need for cash altogether. * I think we can dispense with the formalities (= speak openly and naturally to each other).

dispense at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]

1 sth (to sb) to give out sth to people:
The machine dispenses a range of drinks and snacks.

2 sth (to sb) (formal) to provide sth, especially a service, for people:
The organization dispenses free health care to the poor. * to dispense justice / advice

3 to prepare medicine and give it to people, as a job:
to dispense a prescription * (BrE) to dispense medicine * (BrE) a dispensing chemist

PHRASAL VERBS
dispense with sb/sth to get rid of sth or stop using it because you no longer need it:
Debit cards dispense with the need for cash altogether. * I think we can dispense with the formalities (= speak openly and naturally to each other).

Dispense at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispense \Dis*pense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispensed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Dispensing}.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens.
of dispendere. See {Dispend}.]
1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the
steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature
dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.

He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the
company. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to
execute; to manage; to direct.

While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
--Dryden.

3. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.]

His sin was dispensed With gold, whereof it was
compensed. --Gower.

4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.

It was resolved that all members of the House who
held commissions, should be dispensed from
parliamentary attendance. --Macaulay.

He appeared to think himself born to be supported by
others, and dispensed from all necessity of
providing for himself. --Johnson.

Dispense \Dis*pense"\, v. i.
1. To compensate; to make up; to make amends. [Obs.]

One loving hour For many years of sorrow can
dispense. --Spenser.

2. To give dispensation.

He [the pope] can also dispense in all matters of
ecclesiastical law. --Addis &
Arnold (Cath.
Dict. )

{To dispense with}.
(a) To permit the neglect or omission of, as a form, a
ceremony, an oath; to suspend the operation of, as a
law; to give up, release, or do without, as services,
attention, etc.; to forego; to part with.
(b) To allow by dispensation; to excuse; to exempt; to
grant dispensation to or for. [Obs.] ``Conniving and
dispensing with open and common adultery.'' --Milton.
(c) To break or go back from, as one's word. [Obs.]
--Richardson.

Dispense \Dis*pense"\, n. [Cf. F. dispense dispensation. See
{Dispense}, v. t.]
Dispensation; exemption. [Obs.]

Dispense \Dis*pense"\, n. [OF. despense, F. d['e]pense.]
Expense; profusion; outlay. [Obs.]

It was a vault built for great dispense. --Spenser.

dispense at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dispense
v 1: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer
critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some
money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal
a blow to someone" [syn: {distribute}, {administer}, {mete
out}, {deal}, {parcel out}, {lot}, {shell out}, {deal
out}, {dish out}, {allot}, {dole out}]
2: grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; "I was dispensed
from this terrible task"
3: give or apply (medications) [syn: {administer}]

dispense at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » dispensé

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » despenser|lang=fro (Modern French Inter: term » dépenser|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|dispensare||to weight out, pay out, distribute, regulate, manage, control, dispense, frequentative of Inter: term » lang=la|dispendere||to weight out, from Inter: term » lang=la|dis-||apart + Inter: term » lang=la|pendere||to weigh.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpɛns/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-dispense.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛns

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » dispenses|dispensing|dispensed|dispensed

  • To issue, distribute, or put out.
    1. 1955, William Golding, The Inheritors, Faber and Faber 2005, p. 40:
    2. : The smoky spray seemed to trap whatever light there was and to dispense it subtly.
    3. To supply or make up a medicine or prescription.
    4. : The pharmacist dispensed my tablets.
    5. : An optician can dispense spectacles.
    6. To eliminate or do without–used intransitively with with.
    7. : I wish he would dispense with the pleasantries and get to the point.
    8. Inter: obsolet » e To give a dispensation to (someone) to do something against the law.
    9. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.34:
    10. : After his victories, he often gave them the reines to all licenciousnesse, for a while dispencing them from all rules of military discipline ....

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To issue, distribute, or put out

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|раздавам, Inter: t+ » bg|разпределям
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|antaa, Inter: t+ » fi|jakaa, Inter: t+ » fi|tarjota
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ausgeben, Inter: t- » de|austeilen, Inter: t+ » de|verteilen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|utdela, Inter: t- » sv|dela ut, Inter: t+ » sv|fördela, Inter: t+ » sv|förmedla, Inter: t+ » sv|utge, Inter: t- » sv|ge ut
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|dağıtmak, Inter: t+ » tr|tevzi etmek


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To supply or make up a medicine or prescription
    • German: Inter: t- » de|dosieren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: l » tr|ilaç Inter: t+ » tr|hazırlamak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To eliminate or do without
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|минавам без
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|jättää väliin, Inter: t+ » fi|ohittaa
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|abgeben


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lösa, Inter: t- » sv|frikalla, Inter: t+ » sv|frita
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bırakmak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * dispensary
    • dispenser

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: obsolet » e Cost, expenditure.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e The act of dispensing, dispensation.
    2. Inter: RQ:Spenser Faerie Queen » e, II.xii:
    3. : what euer in this worldly state / Is sweet, and pleasing vnto liuing sense, / Or that may dayntiest fantasie aggrate, / Was poured forth with plentifull dispence ....

      Related terms

      * dispend

  • dispensable
  • dispensation
  • dispensative
  • dispensatory

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

  • French

    Verb

    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » dispenser||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » dispenser||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » dispenser||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » dispenser||3|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » dispenser||2|s|imp|lang=fr

      Anagrams

      * pendisse


    Italian

    Noun

    dispense {{f}}
  • Inter: plural of » dispensa|lang=it

    Verb

    Inter: head » it|verb form

  • Inter: conjugation of » dispegnere||3|s|past historic|lang=it

    Anagrams

    * pendessi

  • Spanish

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » dispensar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=imperative|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|dispensar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|dispensar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|dispensar
    3. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|dispensar


    Translation: de » dispense
    Translation: et » dispense
    Translation: el » dispense
    Translation: fr » dispense
    Translation: ko » dispense
    Translation: io » dispense
    Translation: it » dispense
    Translation: kn » dispense
    Translation: ku » dispense
    Translation: hu » dispense
    Translation: mg » dispense
    Translation: ml » dispense
    Translation: my » dispense
    Translation: ps » dispense
    Translation: pl » dispense
    Translation: ru » dispense
    Category: simple:dispense -
    Translation: fi » dispense
    Translation: sv » dispense
    Translation: ta » dispense
    Translation: te » dispense
    Translation: tr » dispense
    Translation: vi » dispense
    Translation: zh » dispense

  • dispensé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » dispense

    French

    Verb

    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=dispense
  • Inter: past participle of » dispenser|lang=fr|sort=dispense

    Anagrams

    * pendisse

  • Spanish

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » dispensar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » person=first-person|number=singular|tense=preterit|mood=indicative|ending=ar|dispensar

  • Translation: fr » dispensé
    Translation: mg » dispensé