Definitions for: Dispose


[v] make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this job"
[v] make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
[v] throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
[v] give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her parents' possessions"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disposed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disposing.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to
place. See Pose.]
1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in
order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.

Who hath disposed the whole world? --Job xxxiv.
13.

All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.

The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
--Spenser.

2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.

The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.

3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.

Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
--Evelyn.

4. To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause
to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a
bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; --
usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the
indirect object.

Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose To future
good our past and present woes. --Dryden.

Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
melancholy. --Bacon.

To dispose of.
(a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of
control over; to fix the condition, application,
employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use.

Freedom to order their actions and dispose of
their possessions and persons. --Locke.
(b) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to
pass over into the control of some one else, as by
selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to
get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of
one's time.

More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
Burnet.

I have disposed of her to a man of business.
--Tatler.

A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
--Waller.

Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.


Dis*pose", v. i.
To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]

She had disposed with C[ae]sar. --Shak.


Dis*pose", n.
1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
[Obs.]

But such is the dispose of the sole Disposer of
empires. --Speed.

2. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior;
demeanor. [Obs.]

He hath a person, and a smooth dispose To be
suspected. --Shak.

Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, fling, incline, put away, qualify, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

Antonyms: disincline, disqualify, indispose, indispose, unfit

See Also: abandon, capacitate, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, get rid of, give it the deep six, groom, habilitate, jettison, junk, liquidize, pension off, predispose, prepare, redispose, remove, retire, scrap, sell, sell off, sell out, sell up, train, trash, unlearn, waste

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