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dole

dole

 
 
pronunciation:
dol
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distribution of food, money, or the like to needy people.
synonyms:
charity, dispensation, distribution
similar words:
alms, assistance, disbursement, handout, share, welfare
definition 2: an amount or allotment of food, money, or the like so distributed, often at set intervals.
synonyms:
allotment, allowance, distribution, stipend
similar words:
compensation, lot, mite, portion, share, unemployment
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doled, doles, doling
definition 1: to deal out or distribute (food, money, or the like) in small amounts to needy people (usu. fol. by out).
The relief workers doled out the sacks of flour.
synonyms:
allocate, dispense, distribute, mete, parcel
similar words:
donate, portion
definition 2: to dispense or distribute in small amounts (usu. fol. by out).
synonyms:
mete, parcel, ration
similar words:
disburse, distribute, donate
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