I wish he would dispense with the pleasantries and get to the point.
To dispense the law justly.
A vending machine that dispenses potato chips.
To dispense justice.
The pharmacist dispensed my tablets.
An optician can dispense spectacles.
It was resolved that all members of the House who held commissions, should be dispensed from parliamentary attendance.
He appeared to think himself born to be supported by others, and dispensed from all necessity of providing for himself.
His sin was dispensed / With gold, whereof it was compensed.
An example of dispense is when a person hands out fliers about a new store.
An example of dispense is when you put aside your anger to make a deal.
An example of dispense is when a prosecutor gives immunity to a witness.
A machine that dispenses candy; a neighbor who freely dispenses advice.
- to get rid of; do away with
- to do without; manage without
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of dispense
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition