Origin of dispose

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French disposer, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + poser to place (see pose1), on the model of Latin dispōnere

OTHER WORDS FROM dispose

dis·pos·ing·ly, adverbre·dis·pose, verb (used with object), re·dis·posed, re·dis·pos·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dispose

dispose disperse
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Examples from the Web for redisposed

  • We stirred them up and redisposed them in such a way as to make our bed as level as possible.

    Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

British Dictionary definitions for redisposed

dispose
/ (dɪˈspəʊz) /

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 dispōnere to set in different places, arrange, from dis- 1 + pōnere to place
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