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Definition of "dispose" []

  • To place or set in a particular order; arrange. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (business affairs, for example) into correct, definitive, or conclusive form. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into a willing or receptive frame of mind; incline. See Synonyms at incline. (verb-transitive)
  • To settle or decide a matter. (verb-intransitive)
  • Obsolete Disposal. (noun)

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 "dispose" in a sentence
  • "Constitution for the people of the United States to "dispose of" their public lands, and I think I may venture to assert with confidence that no case can be found in which a trustee in the position of Congress has been authorized to "_dispose of_" property by its owner where it has been held that these words authorized such trustee to give away the fund intrusted to his care."
  • "The assertors of this inverse ratio between piety and amusement must, in short, dispose as best they can, of the fact that along with the growth of Christian intelligence, Christian benevolence, and Christian activity, there has been developed in the church itself a growing sympathy with many of the very forms of amusement most condemned by the religious sentiment of an earlier age."
  • "The best why does my toilet flush slowly to affect your offering festive in the dojos to dispose is to hide skilled that your lye stays meaningful, and the best caregiver to do that is to lay all the body in advance."