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English Dictionary: Dispose by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Dispose
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her parents' possessions"
  2. throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
    Synonym(s): discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, 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"
    Synonym(s): dispose, incline
    Antonym(s): disincline, indispose
  4. place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
  5. make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
    Synonym(s): qualify, dispose
    Antonym(s): disqualify, indispose, unfit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
                     All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.
                     The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
      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.
      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.
                           I have disposed of her to a man of business.
                           A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
      Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
               adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. i.
      To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]
               She had disposed with C[91]sar.               --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dispose \Dis*pose"\, n.
      1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
                     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.
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