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dispose Explained

dispose at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pəuz]

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

c.1340, from O.Fr. disposer (infl. by poser "to place"), from O.Fr. despondre, from L. disponere "put in order, arrange," from dis- "apart" + ponere "to put, place." Disposition "temperament" is 1387, from astrological use of the word for "position of a planet as a determining influence." Disposable in the modern sense is first recorded 1943, originally of diapers, soon of everything; replaced throw-away (1928). First recorded use of disposable income is from 1948. ///

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

preposition] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: disposer, from Latin disponere 'to arrange']// formal to arrange things or put them in their places// --Chinese vases are disposed around the gallery.// dispose of [dispose of sth] phr v//
1 to get rid of something, especially something that is difficult to get rid of: --an incinerator built to dispose of toxic waste//
2 to sell something, especially part of a business: --I am still not sure how best to dispose of the shares.//
3 formal to deal with something such as a problem or question successfully: --Your idea at least disposes of the immediate problem.//
4 to defeat an opponent: --Two goals by Raul disposed of Barcelona.// dispose to/towards [dispose sb to/towards sth] phr v// to make someone more likely to have particular feelings or thoughts// --The body releases a chemical that disposes you towards sleep.//

dispose at French => English Of Explained:

disposes

disposé at French => English Of Explained:

disposed

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

172 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispose":
adjust, administer, affect, aim, align, allocate, allot, apportion,
arrange, array, assign, bear, bend, bend to, bestow, bias, bring,
call the shots, carry, collocate, color, compose, conclude,
conduce, consume, contribute, control, cool off, deal, deal out,
deal with, decide, demolish, deploy, destroy, determine, devour,
direct, disburse, discard, dispense, disperse, dispose of,
distribute, do away with, dole, dole out, dump, eat, emplace,
engage, enlist, finish off, fix, form, get a fix, get rid of,
get to do, give away, give out, go, govern, grade, group, guide,
harmonize, have a tendency, head, hierarchize, hold a heading,
home in on, incline, induce, influence, install, interest in,
issue, jettison, junk, knock off, lay out, lead, lean, line,
line up, localize, locate, look to, lure, make over, marshal,
measure out, mete, mete out, methodize, motivate, move, navigate,
normalize, order, organize, pacify, parcel out, part with,
pass around, pay out, persuade, pin down, pinpoint, place, point,
point to, polish off, portion out, position, predispose, procure,
prompt, put, put away, put in place, quiet, rally, range, rank,
redound to, regiment, regularize, regulate, routinize, rule, scrap,
sell, serve, set, set out, set toward, set up, settle,
show a tendency, situate, soften up, space, spoon out, spot,
standardize, steer, structure, sway, systematize, tempt, tend,
tend to go, throw away, throw out, tinge, tone, tranquilize,
transfer, trash, trend, triangulate, turn, urge, verge, warp,
wear down, wear the pants, weigh with, work, work toward,
zero in on

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

[V] (Arrangement): reduce to order, bring into order, introduce order into, rally, arrange, dispose, place, form, put in order, set in order, place in order, set out, collocate, rank, group, class, classify, divide, file, register, record, catalogue, tabulate, index, graduate, digest, grade, methodize, regulate, systematize, coordinate, organize,.

[V] (Arrangement): parcel out, allot, distribute, deal, cast the parts, assign

[V] (Tendency): tend, contribute, conduce, lead, dispose, incline, verge, bend to, trend, gravitate towards, promote, aid.

[ADJ] (Tendency): tending, inclined, disposed, predisposed, conducive, working towards, liable, subservient.

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

verb (formal)
1 [VN +adv./prep.] to arrange things or people in a particular way or position
2 sb to / toward(s) sth to make sb behave in a particular way:
[VN] a drug that disposes the patient towards sleep [also VN to inf]
PHRASAL VERBS
dispose of sb/sth
1 to get rid of sb/sth that you do not want or cannot keep:
the difficulties of disposing of nuclear waste * to dispose of stolen property
2 to deal with a problem, question or threat successfully:
That seems to have disposed of most of their arguments.
3 to defeat or kill sb:
It took her a mere 20 minutes to dispose of her opponent.

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

verb (formal)
1 [VN +adv./prep.] to arrange things or people in a particular way or position
2 sb to / toward(s) sth to make sb behave in a particular way:
[VN] a drug that disposes the patient towards sleep [also VN to inf]
PHRASAL VERBS
dispose of sb/sth
1 to get rid of sb/sth that you do not want or cannot keep:
the difficulties of disposing of nuclear waste * to dispose of stolen property
2 to deal with a problem, question or threat successfully:
That seems to have disposed of most of their arguments.
3 to defeat or kill sb:
It took her a mere 20 minutes to dispose of her opponent.

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

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disposed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Disposing}.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to
place. See {Pose}.]
1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in
order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.

Who hath disposed the whole world? --Job xxxiv.
13.

All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.

The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
--Spenser.

2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.

The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.

3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.

Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
--Evelyn.

4. To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause
to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a
bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; --
usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the
indirect object.

Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose To future
good our past and present woes. --Dryden.

Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
melancholy. --Bacon.

{To dispose of}.
(a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of
control over; to fix the condition, application,
employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use.

Freedom to order their actions and dispose of
their possessions and persons. --Locke.
(b) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to
pass over into the control of some one else, as by
selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to
get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of
one's time.

More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
Burnet.

I have disposed of her to a man of business.
--Tatler.

A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
--Waller.

Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. i.
To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]

She had disposed with C[ae]sar. --Shak.

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, n.
1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
[Obs.]

But such is the dispose of the sole Disposer of
empires. --Speed.

2. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior;
demeanor. [Obs.]

He hath a person, and a smooth dispose To be
suspected. --Shak.

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

dispose
v 1: give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her
parents' possessions"
2: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: {discard},
{fling}, {toss}, {toss out}, {toss away}, {chuck out}, {cast
aside}, {throw out}, {cast out}, {throw away}, {cast away},
{put away}]
3: make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or
belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them" [syn:
{incline}] [ant: {indispose}]
4: make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this
job" [syn: {qualify}] [ant: {disqualify}]

dispose at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » disposé

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpoʊz/
  • Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /dɪˈspəʊz/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-dispose.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊz

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fro disposer.

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » dispos|ing

  • Inter: intransitive » used with "of" To eliminate or to get rid of something.
    1. : I dispose of my trash in the garbage can.
    2. To distribute and put in place.
    3. 1600, William Shakespeare, Henry V, act 4, scene III
    4. : Now, dear soldiers, march away: / And how thou pleasest, God, dispose the day!
    5. 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 6
    6. : Marianne’s pianoforte was unpacked and properly disposed of, and Elinor’s drawing were affixed to the walls of their sitting rooms.
    7. 1934, Category: w - :Rex Stout|Rex Stout, Category: w - :Fer-de-Lance (book)|Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Category: w - :Bantam Books|Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 47:
    8. : I sat down within three feet of the entrance door, and I had no sooner got disposed than the door opened and a man came inInter: .. » ..
    9. To deal out; to assign to a use.
    10. To incline
    11. : In these uncertain times, I am disposed towards caution. (Used here intransitively in the passive voice)

      Synonyms

      * incline

  • discard

    Antonyms

    * indispose
  • disincline

    Derived terms

    * disposition
  • disposal
  • dispose of

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to get rid of something
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отстранявам, Inter: t- » bg|избавям се от
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hävittää, Inter: t- » fi|päästä eroon
  • French: se Inter: t+ » fr|débarrasser de
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|beseitigen, Inter: t+ » de|entsorgen
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|נפטר|tr=niftár

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: 2-3 dispor
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|deshacerse
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|తీసివేయు|tr=tisiveyu|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kurtulmak


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Verb

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


    Italian

    Verb

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

    Anagrams

    * dispeso

  • Category: Category:Italian verb forms -
    Translation: et » dispose
    Translation: fa » dispose
    Translation: fr » dispose
    Translation: ko » dispose
    Translation: io » dispose
    Translation: it » dispose
    Translation: kn » dispose
    Translation: ku » dispose
    Translation: li » dispose
    Translation: hu » dispose
    Translation: mg » dispose
    Translation: ml » dispose
    Translation: my » dispose
    Translation: ja » dispose
    Translation: pl » dispose
    Category: simple:dispose -
    Translation: fi » dispose
    Translation: ta » dispose
    Translation: te » dispose
    Translation: vi » dispose
    Translation: zh » dispose

    disposé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » dispose

    French

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-disposé.ogg|Audio
  • Inter: IPA » lang=fr|/dis.po.ze/
  • Inter: homophones » disposer|disposez|disposai

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj » sort=dispose

  • organized, placed in a certain fashion, arranged
    1. willing, ready to do (something), prepared
    2. Je ne suis pas encore disposé à devenir chrétien pour ma petite amie.
    3. : I am not yet prepared to become a Christian for my girlfriend.

      Derived terms

      * bien disposé

  • mal disposé

    Verb

    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=dispose

  • Inter: past participle of » disposer|lang=fr|sort=dispose

  • Translation: el » disposé
    Translation: fr » disposé
    Translation: ko » disposé
    Translation: mg » disposé
    Translation: fi » disposé
    Translation: vi » disposé