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Origin of dispose

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French disposer, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + poser “to place” (see pose1), on the model of Latin dispōnere
dis·pos·ing·ly, adverbre·dis·pose, verb (used with object), re·dis·posed, re·dis·pos·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for dispose

/ (dɪˈspəʊz) /


(intr foll by of)
  1. to deal with or settle
  2. to give, sell, or transfer to another
  3. to throw out or away
  4. to consume, esp hurriedly
  5. to kill
to arrange or settle (matters) by placing into correct or final conditionman proposes, God disposes
(tr) to make willing or receptive
(tr) to adjust or place in a certain order or position
(tr often foll by to) to accustom or condition


an obsolete word for disposal, disposition
disposer, noun
C14: from Old French disposer, from Latin dispōnere to set in different places, arrange, from dis- 1 + pōnere to place
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