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English verb: dispose

1. dispose (possession) give, sell, or transfer to another


SamplesShe disposed of her parents' possessions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sell


Narrower (hyponym)redispose

2. dispose (possession) throw or cast away


SamplesPut away your worries.


Synonymscast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, retire, scrap, sell out, sell up, trash, unlearn, waste

3. dispose (cognition) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief


SamplesTheir language inclines us to believe them.


Synonymsincline


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape


Narrower (hyponym)predispose


Antonymsdisincline, indispose

4. dispose (contact) place or put in a particular order


SamplesThe dots are unevenly disposed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

5. dispose (change) make fit or prepared


SamplesYour education qualifies you for this job.


Synonymsqualify


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)groom, prepare, train


Narrower (hyponym)capacitate, habilitate


Antonymsdisqualify, unfit, indispose









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