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distribute

[ dih-strib-yoot ]
/ d瑟藞str瑟b yut /
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verb (used with object), dis路trib路ut路ed, dis路trib路ut路ing.
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Origin of distribute

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English, from Latin distrib奴tus, past participle of distribuere 鈥渢o divide up鈥; see dis-1, tribute

synonym study for distribute

1. Distribute, dispense apply to giving out something. Distribute implies apportioned, individualized giving, especially of something that is definite or limited in amount or number: The prizes were distributed among ten winners. Dispense formerly implied indiscriminate, general, and liberal giving, especially of something that was more or less indefinite or unmeasured in amount: to dispense largess. It now applies chiefly to giving according to need or deserts, from an organized and official source: to dispense medicines and food to the victims.

OTHER WORDS FROM distribute

dis路trib路ut路a路ble, adjectivepre路dis路trib路ute, verb (used with object), pre路dis路trib路ut路ed, pre路dis路trib路ut路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for distribute

distribute
/ (d瑟藞str瑟bju藧t) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of distribute

distributable, adjective

Word Origin for distribute

C15: from Latin distribuere from dis- 1 + tribuere to give
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