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1‘the chief disposed his attendants in a circle’
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
2‘she hoped the trip might dispose her husband to be more charitable’
incline, encourage, persuade, predispose, make willing, make, move, prompt, lead, induce, inspire, tempt, motivate, actuate
bias, sway, influence, determine, direct
1‘industrial waste was disposed of in official sites’
throw away, throw out, cast out, get rid of, do away with, discard, jettison, abandon, eject, unload
dump, ditch, chuck, chuck out, chuck away, junk, get shut of
get shot of
2‘he had disposed of all his costumes, props, and scenery’
part with, give away, make over, hand over, deliver up, bestow, transfer
unload, palm off, fob off
get shut of, see the back of
get shot of
5‘she disposed of her errand and went home’
deal with, discharge, execute, perform, do, sort out, settle, finish, conclude, end, dispatch
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