[ dih-spohz ]
/ dɪˈspoʊz /
verb (used with object), dis·posed, dis·pos·ing.
to give a tendency or inclination to; incline: His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people.
to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement; adjust by arranging the parts.
to put in a particular or suitable place: The lamp was disposed on a table nearby.
to make fit or ready; prepare: Your words of cheer dispose me for the task.
verb (used without object), dis·posed, dis·pos·ing.
to arrange or decide matters: to do as God disposes.
Obsolete. to make terms.
- 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.
Words nearby dispose
Origin of dispose
OTHER WORDS FROM disposedis·pos·ing·ly, adverbre·dis·pose, verb (used with object), re·dis·posed, re·dis·pos·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disposedispose 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
/ (dɪˈspəʊz) /
(intr foll by of)
- to deal with or settle
- to give, sell, or transfer to another
- to throw out or away
- to consume, esp hurriedly
- 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
Derived forms of disposedisposer, 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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