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dis·pose

dispose

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spoz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
dispose of
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disposes, disposing, disposed
definition 1: to make willing or make open to; incline.
The mild evening temperature disposed them to linger outdoors.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ] His son's humble request disposed his father to be generous.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ]
synonyms:
incline, induce, motivate, move, prompt, tempt
antonyms:
indispose
similar words:
bend, cause, inspire, predispose
definition 2: to place or arrange.
She carefully disposed the furniture about the room.
synonyms:
arrange, array, order, organize, place
antonyms:
disorder
similar words:
collocate, marshal, position
definition 3: to put into proper or definitive order; make disposition of.
synonyms:
organize
antonyms:
disorder
similar words:
marshal, regulate, systematize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to settle matters.
synonyms:
determine, settle
similar words:
decide
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phrase: dispose of
derivation: disposed (adj.)