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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.


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.


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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