Synonyms of dispense in English:

dispense


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verb

1‘the servants are ready to dispense the drinks’

SYNONYMS
distribute, pass round, pass out, hand out, deal out, dole out, share out, divide out, parcel out, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bestow, confer, supply, disburse
informal dish out
ANTONYMS

collect

2‘the soldiers dispensed a form of summary justice’

SYNONYMS
administer, deliver, issue, discharge, deal, bestow, dole out, mete out
carry out, execute, implement, apply, operate, direct
inflict, impose, enforce, exact
rare effectuate
ANTONYMS

receive

3‘the pharmacists dispense only licensed medicines’

SYNONYMS
prepare, make up, mix
supply, provide, sell

4‘the pope nominated him as bishop, dispensing him from his impediment’

SYNONYMS
exempt, excuse, except, release, relieve, reprieve, absolve
grant someone a dispensation, grant someone an exemption
informal let off

Phrases

    dispense with

    1‘I think we can dispense with the formalities’


    SYNONYMS
    waive, omit, drop, leave out, forgo, give up, relinquish, renounce
    ignore, disregard, pass over, brush aside
    do away with, put a stop to, put an end to
    informal cut out, give something a miss, knock something on the head
    ANTONYMS

    include

    2‘he was able to dispense with his crutches’


    SYNONYMS
    get rid of, throw away, throw out, cast aside, do away with, dispose of, discard, shed
    manage without, do without, cope without
    informal ditch, scrap, axe, junk, dump, chuck out, chuck away, get shut of
    British informal get shot of
    North American informal trash
    ANTONYMS

    keep