Found 3 items, similar to dispense.
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v 1: administer or bestow, as in small portions; “administer
critical remarks to everyone present”
; “dole out some
; “shell out pocket money for the children”
a blow to someone”
, mete out
, parcel out
, shell out
, deal out
, dish out
, dole out
2: grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; “I was dispensed
from this terrible task”
3: give or apply (medications) [syn: administer
English → English
, v. i.
1. To compensate; to make up; to make amends. [Obs.]
One loving hour
For many years of sorrow can dispense. --Spenser.
2. To give dispensation.
He [the pope] can also dispense in all matters of
ecclesiastical law. --Addis &
To dispense with
(a) To permit the neglect or omission of, as a form, a
ceremony, an oath; to suspend the operation of, as a
law; to give up, release, or do without, as services,
attention, etc.; to forego; to part with.
(b) To allow by dispensation; to excuse; to exempt; to
grant dispensation to or for. [Obs.] “Conniving and
dispensing with open and common adultery.”
(c) To break or go back from, as one's word. [Obs.]
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispensed
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Dispensing
.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens.
of dispendere. See Dispend
1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the
steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature
dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.
He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the
company. --Sir W.
2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to
execute; to manage; to direct.
While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
3. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.]
His sin was dispensed
With gold, whereof it was compensed. --Gower.
4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.
It was resolved that all members of the House who
held commissions, should be dispensed from
parliamentary attendance. --Macaulay.
He appeared to think himself born to be supported by
others, and dispensed from all necessity of
providing for himself. --Johnson.
, n. [Cf. F. dispense dispensation. See
, v. t.]
Dispensation; exemption. [Obs.]
, n. [OF. despense, F. d['e]pense.]
Expense; profusion; outlay. [Obs.]
It was a vault built for great dispense. --Spenser.