- to do without; forgo: to dispense with preliminaries.
- to do away with; rid of.
- to grant exemption from a law or promise.
Origin of dispense
synonym study for dispense
OTHER WORDS FROM dispenseun·dis·pensed, adjective
How to use dispense in a sentence
Yet here we are, dispensing another dollop of inhumanity to some of the most troubled and despised people in America.
He then traipsed around the district dispensing “investments” ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 to local companies.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not a popularity contest, it is about dispensing justice.Oscar Pistorius Is Expected to Spend Less Than Two Years in Jail|Kelly Berold|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dispensing money to make problems go away was not an unusual thing for Michael Jackson back in his heyday.Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim|Diane Dimond|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dispensing with some of the objections helps to illuminate this case.
There are few dispensing druggists who have scales sensitive enough to weigh the dosage of the chemical.
The first reason for dispensing with any special Authority for the relief of destitution as such is a practical one.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
Some of the men are writing letters for the soldiers, some eating their night-rations, some dispensing supplies.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
She herself received many guests; she liked to be dispensing hospitality from morning to night.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
We also hear of women of means, usually widows, dispensing hospitality on a large scale to the needy and deserving.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen