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Definition 1: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where dole out 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 dole out in the sense of this definition

(dole out 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 dole out ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of dole out ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

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

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of dole out ) give or convey physically

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

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