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Origin of dispose

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English, from Middle French disposer, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + poser 鈥渢o place鈥 (see pose1), on the model of Latin disp艒nere

OTHER WORDS FROM dispose

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How to use dispose in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dispose

dispose
/ (d瑟藞sp蓹蕣z) /

verb
(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
noun
an obsolete word for disposal, disposition

Derived forms of dispose

disposer, noun

Word Origin for dispose

C14: from Old French disposer, from Latin disp艒nere to set in different places, arrange, from dis- 1 + p艒nere to place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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