give, sell, or transfer to another
"She disposed of her parents' possessions"
discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away(verb)
throw or cast away
"Put away your worries"
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
"Their language inclines us to believe them"
place or put in a particular order
"the dots are unevenly disposed"
make fit or prepared
"Your education qualifies you for this job"
To eliminate or to get rid of something.
I dispose of my trash in the garbage can.
To distribute and put in place.
To deal out; to assign to a use.
In these uncertain times, I am disposed towards caution. (Used here intransitively in the passive voice)
Origin: From disposer.
to distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent
to regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine
to deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of
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
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
to bargain; to make terms
disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control
cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-pōz′, v.t. to arrange: to distribute: to apply to a particular purpose: to make over by sale, gift, &c.: to bestow: to incline.—n. disposal, management: behaviour, disposition.—adj. Dispos′able.—n. Dispos′al, the act of disposing: order: arrangement: management: right of bestowing.—p.adj. Disposed′, inclined, of a certain disposition (with well, ill, &c.).—adv. Dispos′edly, in good order: with measured steps.—n. Dispos′er.—p.adj. Dispos′ing, that disposes.—adv. Dispos′ingly.—Dispose of, to place in any condition: to apply to any purpose: to part with: to get rid of: to sell. [Fr. disposer, dis—L. dis, asunder, poser, to place.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Dispose' in Verbs Frequency: #846
The numerical value of Dispose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Dispose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This really is the only way to dispose of the water.
With this transaction, Airbus Group plans to fully dispose of its 23.6 percent stake in Dassault Aviation while retaining upside exposure on the shares underlying the bonds.
Families should avoid having direct contact with the animals, should not let the turtle roam freely, should avoid placing animals in sinks, bathtubs or other areas where family members may have contact with them, and should dispose of droppings carefully.
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
It is true that men are no fit judges of themselves, because commonly they are partial to their own cause; yet it is as true that he who will dispose himself to judge indifferently of himself can do it better than any body else, because a man can see farther into his own mind and heart than any one else can.
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