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Definition 1: make fit or prepared - [verb of change]

Samples where dispose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your education qualifies you for this job

Synonyms for dispose in the sense of this definition

(dispose is a kind of ...) educate for a future role or function

"He is grooming his son to become his successor" "The prince was prepared to become King one day" "They trained him to be a warrior"

(... is a kind of dispose ) qualify for teaching at a university in Europe

"He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"

(... is a kind of dispose ) make capable

"This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem"

Definition 2: make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief - [verb of cognition]

Samples where dispose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their language inclines us to believe them

Synonyms for dispose in the sense of this definition

(dispose is a kind of ...) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

(... is a kind of dispose ) make susceptible

"This illness predisposes you to gain weight"

Definition 3: place or put in a particular order - [verb of contact]

Samples where dispose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dots are unevenly disposed

(dispose is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 4: throw or cast away - [verb of possession]

Samples where dispose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Put away your worries

Synonyms for dispose in the sense of this definition

(dispose is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

(... is a kind of dispose ) discard something previously learnt, like an old habit

(... is a kind of dispose ) dispose of by selling

"the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money" "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"

(... is a kind of dispose ) sell or get rid of all one's merchandise

(... is a kind of dispose ) forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

(... is a kind of dispose ) dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)

"She finally retired that old coat"

(... is a kind of dispose ) throw away as refuse

"No dumping in these woods!"

(... is a kind of dispose ) get rid of

"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

(... is a kind of dispose ) dispose of (something useless or old)

"trash these old chairs" "junk an old car" "scrap your old computer"

(... is a kind of dispose ) throw away, of something encumbering

(... is a kind of dispose ) toss out; get rid of

"deep-six these old souvenirs!"

(... is a kind of dispose ) terminate by selling off or disposing of

"He closed out his line of sports cars"

Definition 5: give, sell, or transfer to another - [verb of possession]

Samples where dispose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She disposed of her parents' possessions

(dispose is a kind of ...) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(... is a kind of dispose ) dispose anew

"The goods were redisposed at a great loss"

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