- to deal with conclusively; settle.
- to get rid of; discard.
- to transfer or give away, as by gift or sale.
- to do away with; destroy.
Origin of dispose
OTHER WORDS FROM disposedis·pos·ing·ly, adverbre·dis·pose, verb (used with object), re·dis·posed, re·dis·pos·ing.
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How to use dispose in a sentence
Nothing much to use in cleaning up the baby and his mother after the birth, no place to dispose of the placenta.Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It.|Gene Robinson|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Jewish Week reported that sources said Hynes was expected to dispose of the case with a lenient plea deal.The Orthodox Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t|Emily Shire|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And with so many pigs dying, farms have been challenged to try to find hygienic ways to dispose of the carcasses.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wanted to make sure that he had the maximum amount of time to attack his victim and dispose of her body.A Serial Killer on the Loose in Nazi Berlin|Scott Andrew Selby|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Japanese team then folded, allowing Rong Guotuan quickly to dispose of his last opponent.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong|Nicholas Griffin|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But its use as such is to dispose of any such idea as that there is a natural price of coal or of anything else.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
My object was to dispose of a cargo of cotton which I had brought from Realejo, and to purchase sugar in return.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Truce now, Gregory; and consider how we can best dispose ourselves here, till the morning.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
During this journey I was an eye-witness of the manner in which the missionaries dispose of their religious tracts.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
His creature has no right to ask the reason of His conduct; He can dispose at will of the works of His hands.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
British Dictionary definitions for dispose
- to deal with or settle
- to give, sell, or transfer to another
- to throw out or away
- to consume, esp hurriedly
- to kill