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Definition of "disburse" [dis•burse]

  • To pay out, as from a fund; expend. See Synonyms at spend. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disburse" in a sentence
  • "Ensure that the federal government and state and local governments disburse funds according to an established and accelerated timeline"
  • "The estate had money from oil but the trustee just did not want to disburse any of it."
  • "CHENNAI -- Daimler Financial Services AG, part of German auto maker Daimler AG, Tuesday announced the start of its wholly owned unit in India and said it expects to disburse loans worth $500 million in five years in this growing market for automobiles."