Synonyms of dispose in English:


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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
rare posit

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


    dispose of

    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
    scrap, destroy
    informal dump, ditch, chuck, chuck out, chuck away, junk, get shut of
    British informal get shot of
    North American trash


    2‘he had disposed of all his costumes, props, and scenery’

    part with, give away, make over, hand over, deliver up, bestow, transfer
    sell, auction
    unload, palm off, fob off
    informal get shut of, see the back of
    British informal get shot of

    acquire, keep

    3‘she disposed of a fourth cake’

    consume, eat, eat up, devour, ingest, swallow, gobble, gobble up, wolf down, gorge oneself on, feast on
    munch, snack on
    drink, drink up, guzzle, gulp, gulp down, swill, imbibe, take, sup, sip, lap
    informal tuck into, scoff, scoff down, put away, stuff down, polish off, cram in, stuff one's face with, pig oneself on, graze on, down, neck, sink, kill
    British informal gollop, shift, get one's laughing gear round
    Northern Irish informal gorb
    North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up
    formal manducate
    rare ingurgitate

    4‘all of them have been efficient in disposing of their rivals by deadly means’

    kill, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, do away with, make away with, murder, assassinate, do to death, eliminate, terminate, dispatch, finish off, put to death, execute
    slaughter, butcher, massacre, wipe out, destroy, annihilate, erase, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, decimate, mow down, shoot down, cut down, cut to pieces
    put down, put to sleep
    informal bump off, polish off, do in, do for, knock off, top, take out, croak, stiff, blow away, liquidate, dispose of
    North American informal ice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    literary slay

    5‘she disposed of her errand and went home’

    deal with, discharge, execute, perform, do, sort out, settle, finish, conclude, end, dispatch