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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To dispose cannon, is to place it in such a manner that its discharge may do the greatest mischief.
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
Examples of dispose in a Sentence
This really is the only way to dispose of the water.
And then when it's done, I'm not allowed to reuse that trailer. I can't refurbish it and reuse it. We have to dispose of it.
This is why we advise people to only flush the 3Ps pee, paper and poo down the loo, and dispose of cooking waste in the bin not the sink !
We haven't really discussed how to dispose of The House, i'm not gon na try to discourage him, you know, he has to do what he thinks is right.
It takes money to shut contracts off, dispose of hardware, kind of blend everything back in. So, you’re going to be spending money for a few years.
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