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distribute

dis·trib·ute

distribute

 
pronunciation:
dih strI byut
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: distributed, distributes, distributing
definition 1: to divide into parts and give out to each of several people, groups, or the like.
Charities distribute food and medical supplies to people who are in need.
 
synonyms:
disburse, dispense, dole, portion out
antonyms:
amass, collect
similar words:
admeasure, allocate, allot, apportion, deal, dish out, divide, impart, mete out, parcel out, pass, prorate, ration, share
definition 2: to spread over an area; scatter.
The gardener distributed the seeds evenly over the whole area.
synonyms:
broadcast, disperse, disseminate, scatter, spread, strew
antonyms:
collect
similar words:
circulate, circumfuse, diffuse, dispel, sow, sprinkle
definition 3: to sell or deliver.
The company distributes housewares to retail stores over a wide area.
synonyms:
deliver
similar words:
convey, hawk, market, sell
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