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Definition 1: cause to become widely known - [verb of communication]

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

  • spread information
  • circulate a rumor
  • broadcast the news

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(distribute is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of distribute ) distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

(... is a kind of distribute ) introduce into an environment

"sow suspicion or beliefs"

(... is a kind of distribute ) cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

"They popularized coffee in Washington State" "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"

(... is a kind of distribute ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize

"We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

(distribute has a similar meaning as ...) become widely known and passed on

"the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

Definition 2: to arrange in a systematic order - [verb of contact]

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

  • stagger the chairs in the lecture hall

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(distribute is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 3: distribute or disperse widely - [verb of contact]

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

  • The invaders spread their language all over the country

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of distribute ) become systemic and spread throughout the body

"this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"

(... is a kind of distribute ) go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

"Branches straggling out quite far"

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

"redistribute the troops more strategically"

(... is a kind of distribute ) to distribute systematically or strategically

"The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

(... is a kind of distribute ) transmit or cause to broaden or spread

"This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"

(... is a kind of distribute ) cause to spread in another part of the world

"The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"

(... is a kind of distribute ) spread by scattering (

"straw" "strew toys all over the carpet"

(... is a kind of distribute ) pour forth or release

"discharge liquids"

(... is a kind of distribute ) spread throughout the body

"the cancer had metastasized and the patient could not be saved"

(... is a kind of distribute ) move outward

"The soldiers fanned out"

Definition 4: cause to be distributed - [verb of motion]

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

  • This letter is being circulated among the faculty

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(distribute is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of distribute ) forward to others

"he is sending around an appeal for funds"

(... is a kind of distribute ) put into circulation

"utter counterfeit currency"

(... is a kind of distribute ) strew or distribute over an area

"He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

Definition 5: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

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

  • administer critical remarks to everyone present
  • dole out some money
  • shell out pocket money for the children
  • deal a blow to someone
  • the machine dispenses soft drinks

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(distribute is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of distribute ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of distribute ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of distribute ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of distribute ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Definition 6: give to several people - [verb of possession]

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

  • The teacher handed out the exams

Synonyms for distribute in the sense of this definition

(distribute is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of distribute ) give out as one's portion or share

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

  • The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia

(distribute is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of distribute ) circulate or distribute or equip with

"issue a new uniform to the children" "supply blankets for the beds"

(... is a kind of distribute ) distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

Definition 8: be mathematically distributive - [verb of stative]

(distribute is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 9: be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses - [verb of stative]

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

  • Values distribute

(distribute is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

(distribute has a similar meaning as ...) spread throughout a given area

"the function distributes the values evenly"

Definition 10: spread throughout a given area - [verb of stative]

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

  • the function distributes the values evenly

(distribute is a kind of ...) strew or distribute over an area

"He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

(distribute has a similar meaning as ...) be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses

"Values distribute"

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