HyperDic: dispense

English > 3 senses of the word dispense:
VERBpossessiondispense, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outadminister or bestow, as in small portions
socialdispensegrant a dispensation
bodydispense, administergive or apply (medications)
dispense > pronunciation
Soundsdihspeh'ns
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > dispense: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningAdminister or bestow, as in small portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
Synonymsdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
Narrowerassign, allot, portionGive out
dealDistribute cards to the players in a game / game / game
give, applyGive or convey physically
reallotallot again
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, conceder, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, concedir, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
Nounsdispensationthe act of dispensing / dispensing (giving out in portions)
dispensationa share that has been dispensed or distributed
dispensera container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
dispensera person who dispenses
English > dispense: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninggrant a dispensation; grant an exemption.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Example"I was dispensed from this terrible task"
Broaderexempt, relieve, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
See alsodispense withdo without or cease to hold or adhere to
Spanishdispensar, eximir, perdonar
Nounsdispensationan exemption from some rule or obligation
English > dispense: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningGive or apply (medications) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymadminister
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Entailsgive, applyGive or convey physically
NarrowerdigitalizeAdminister digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
giveGive (as medicine)
inject, shootGive an injection to
transfuseGive a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishadministrar, dispensar
Catalanadministrar, dispensar
Nounsdispensaryclinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
dispensationthe act of dispensing / dispensing (giving out in portions)
dispensationa share that has been dispensed or distributed

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