HyperDic: distribute

English > 10 senses of the word distribute:
VERBpossessiondistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outadminister or bestow, as in small portions
contactdistribute, spreaddistribute or disperse widely
socialdistributemake available
possessiondistribute, give out, hand out, pass outgive to several people
motiondistribute, circulate, pass around, pass oncause be distributed
communicationdistribute, circulate, circularize, circularise, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundcause to become widely known
stativedistributespread throughout a given area
stativedistributebe distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
stativedistributebe mathematically distributive
contactdistribute, staggerto arrange in a systematic order
distribute > pronunciation
Soundsdihstrih'byuwt
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningAdminister or bestow, as in small portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsadminister, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, 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
Nounsdistributerelectrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
distributionthe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
distributora person with authority to allot / allot / allot or deal out or apportion
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningDistribute or disperse widely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspread
NarrowerdeployTo distribute systematically or strategically
diffuse, spread, spread out, fan outMove outward
dischargepour forth or release
exportCause to spread in another part of the world
generalize, generaliseBecome systemic and spread throughout the body
metastasize, metastasiseSpread throughout the body
propagatetransmit or cause to broaden or spread
redistributeDistribute anew
sprawl, straggleGo, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way
strew, strawspread by scattering ("straw"is archaic)
Oppositegather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanishdesplegar, dispensar, distribuir, extender
Catalandesplegar, dispensar, distribuir, escampar, estendre's, estendre
Nounsdistributionthe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningmake available.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue distribute the movie
Example"The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"
Narrowerissue, supplycirculate or distribute or equip with
reticulateDistribute by a network, as of water or electricity
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishdispensar, distribuir, repartir
Catalandispensar, distribuir, repartir
Nounsdistributionthe commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer
distributor, distributersomeone who markets merchandise
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningGive to several people.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsgive out, hand out, pass out
Narrowershare, divvy up, portion out, apportion, dealGive out as one's portion or share
Broadergive, gift, presentGive as a present
Spanishdispensar, distribuir, entregar, pasar, repartir
Catalandispensar, distribuir, repartir
Adjectivesdistributiveserving to distribute or allot / allot or disperse
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningCause be distributed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymscirculate, pass around, pass on
Narrowersend aroundForward to others
spread, scatter, spread outstrew or distribute over an area
utterput into circulation
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdistribuir, repartir
Catalandistribuir, repartir
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningCause to become widely known.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscirculate, circularize, circularise, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around
Cause togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Narrowercarry, runInclude as the content
podcastDistribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
sowintroduce into an environment
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Similar togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Spanishdifundir, diseminar, dispensar, dispersar, distribuir, divulgar, esparcir, propagar, repartir
Catalandifondre, dispensar, dispersar, disseminar, distribuir, propagar, repartir
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningSpread throughout a given area.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"the function distributes the values evenly"
Broaderspread, scatter, spread outstrew or distribute over an area
Similar todistributeBe distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Values distribute"
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant
Similar todistributeSpread throughout a given area
Spanishdispensar, distribuir
Catalandispensar, distribuir
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 9, stative
MeaningBe mathematically distributive.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > distribute: 10 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningTo arrange in a systematic order.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymstagger
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Spanishamontonar, apilar, distribuir, hacinar
Catalanagarberar, amuntegar-se, amuntegar, apilar, apilonar

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