Synonyms of dispense in English:

dispense


See definition of dispense

verb

1‘the servants are ready to dispense the drinks’

SYNONYMS

distribute, pass round, pass out, hand out, deal out, dole out, share out, divide out, parcel out, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bestow, confer, supply, disburse

informal dish out

ANTONYMS

collect

2‘the soldiers dispensed a form of summary justice’

SYNONYMS

administer, deliver, issue, discharge, deal, bestow, dole out, mete out

carry out, execute, implement, apply, operate, direct

inflict, impose, enforce, exact

rare effectuate

ANTONYMS

receive

3‘the pharmacists dispense only licensed medicines’

SYNONYMS

prepare, make up, mix

supply, provide, sell

4‘the pope nominated him as bishop, dispensing him from his impediment’

SYNONYMS

exempt, excuse, except, release, relieve, reprieve, absolve

grant someone a dispensation, grant someone an exemption

informal let off


Phrases

    dispense with

      1‘I think we can dispense with the formalities’

      SYNONYMS

      waive, omit, drop, leave out, forgo, give up, relinquish, renounce

      ignore, disregard, pass over, brush aside

      do away with, put a stop to, put an end to

      informal

      cut out, give something a miss, knock something on the head

      ANTONYMS

      include

      Variant spelling dispense

      2‘he was able to dispense with his crutches’

      SYNONYMS

      get rid of, throw away, throw out, cast aside, do away with, dispose of, discard, shed

      manage without, do without, cope without

      informal

      ditch, scrap, axe, junk, dump, chuck out, chuck away, get shut of

      British informal

      get shot of

      North American informal

      trash

      ANTONYMS

      keep

      Variant spelling dispense