dispose

If you dispose of something, you get rid of it. Don't want that sweatshirt with the clown's face on it? Give it away, throw it out, even sell it — these are all ways to dispose of that awful shirt.

The verb dispose comes from the Latin word disponere, meaning “put in order,” “arrange,” or “distribute" — like when you dispose volunteers to collect trash at a park. The word of usually follows dispose when it means "getting rid of something." Another meaning is "make willing or open to something," like your childhood love of reading that disposes you to becoming a life-long reader.

Definitions of dispose
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v give, sell, or transfer to another

“She disposed of her parents' possessions”
Types:
redispose
dispose anew
Type of:
sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

v throw or cast away

Synonyms:
cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
Types:
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unlearn
discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six
toss out; get rid of
jettison
throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash
dispose of (something useless or old)
waste
get rid of
dump
throw away as refuse
retire
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
abandon
forsake, leave behind
liquidize, sell out, sell up
get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access
dispose of by selling
close out
terminate by selling off or disposing of
chuck, ditch
throw away
dispense with
forgo or do or go without
forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
consign
commit forever; commit irrevocably
Type of:
get rid of, remove
dispose of

v place or put in a particular order

“the dots are unevenly disposed
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v make fit or prepared

Synonyms:
qualify
Antonyms:
disqualify, indispose, unfit
make unfit or unsuitable
Types:
habilitate
qualify for teaching at a university in Europe
capacitate
make capable
Type of:
groom, prepare, train
educate for a future role or function

v make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

Synonyms:
incline
Antonyms:
disincline, indispose
make unwilling
Types:
predispose
make susceptible
Type of:
determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to

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