Synonyms of dispose in English:

dispose


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verb

1‘the chief disposed his attendants in a circle’

SYNONYMS

arrange, order, place, put, position, orient, array, spread out, range, set up, form, organize, seat, stand

marshal, muster, gather, group, assemble

informal park, plant, pop, stick

rare posit

2‘she hoped the trip might dispose her husband to be more charitable’

SYNONYMS

incline, encourage, persuade, predispose, make willing, make, move, prompt, lead, induce, inspire, tempt, motivate, actuate

bias, sway, influence, determine, direct


Phrases

    dispose of

      1‘industrial waste was disposed of in official sites’

      SYNONYMS

      throw away, throw out, cast out, get rid of, do away with, discard, jettison, abandon, eject, unload

      scrap, destroy

      informal

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

      British informal

      get shot of

      North American

      trash

      ANTONYMS

      retain

      2‘he had disposed of all his costumes, props, and scenery’

      SYNONYMS

      part with, give away, make over, hand over, deliver up, bestow, transfer

      sell, auction

      unload, palm off, fob off

      informal

      get shut of, see the back of

      British informal

      get shot of

      ANTONYMS

      acquire, keep

      3‘she disposed of a fourth cake’

      SYNONYMS

      consume, eat, eat up, devour, ingest, swallow, gobble, gobble up, wolf down, gorge oneself on, feast on

      munch, snack on

      drink, drink up, guzzle, gulp, gulp down, swill, imbibe, take, sup, sip, lap

      tuck into, scoff, scoff down, put away, stuff down, polish off, cram in, stuff one's face with, pig oneself on, graze on, down, neck, sink, kill, get one's laughing gear round

      British

      gollop, shift

      Northern Irish

      gorb

      North American

      scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up

      formal

      manducate

      rare

      ingurgitate

      4‘he robbed her and then disposed of her’

      SYNONYMS

      kill, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, do away with, make away with, murder, assassinate, do to death, eliminate, terminate, dispatch, finish off, put to death, execute

      slaughter, butcher, massacre, wipe out, destroy, annihilate, erase, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, decimate, mow down, shoot down, cut down, cut to pieces

      put down, put to sleep

      bump off, polish off, do in, do for, knock off, top, take out, croak, stiff, blow away, liquidate

      North American

      ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke

      literary

      slay

      5‘she disposed of her errand and went home’

      SYNONYMS

      deal with, discharge, execute, perform, do, sort out, settle, finish, conclude, end, dispatch