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distribute

dis·trib·ute

distribute

 
 
pronunciation:
dih strI byut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: distributed, distributes, distributing
definition 1: to divide into parts and give out to each of several people or groups.
The teacher distributed the tests to her students.
 
synonyms:
dispense, portion out
antonyms:
collect
similar words:
allot, deal, dish out, divide, parcel out, ration, share
definition 2: to spread over an area; scatter.
The farmer distributed the seeds over the field.
synonyms:
broadcast, disperse, scatter, spread
antonyms:
collect
similar words:
circulate, dispel, sow, sprinkle
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