Dispose Definition

disposed, disposes, disposing
disposed, disposes, disposing
To have the power to arrange or settle affairs.
Webster's New World
To place in a certain order or arrangement.
Webster's New World
To arrange (matters); settle or regulate (affairs)
Webster's New World
To make willing; incline.
Webster's New World
To determine the course of events.
Man proposes, God disposes.
American Heritage
dispose of
  • to deal with conclusively; settle
  • to give away or sell
Webster's New World

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Origin of Dispose

  • Middle English disposen to arrange from Old French disposer alteration (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin dispōnere to arrange dis- apart dis– pōnere to put apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French disposer.

    From Wiktionary

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