Dispense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈspens|  American pronunciation of the word dispense
Brit.  |dɪˈspens|  British pronunciation of the word dispense


- administer or bestow, as in small portions (syn: administer, allot, deal, dish out, distribute, lot, shell out)
the machine dispenses soft drinks
- grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
I was dispensed from this terrible task
- give or apply (medications) (syn: administer)

Extra examples

The ATM only dispenses $20 bills.

Pharmacists are certified to dispense medication.

For twenty years the judge had dispensed justice to all kinds of offenders.

Machinery dispenses with much labour.

Villagers dispensed tea to visitors.

May I be dispensed from attending the meeting?

I was dispensed from this terrible task

The role of the courts is to dispense justice fairly to everyone.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dispense
he/she/it: dispenses
present participle: dispensing
past tense: dispensed
past participle: dispensed
Current translation version is made automatically. You can suggest your own version. Changes will take effect after the administrator approves them.
Original text in English:
Our translation to English:
Community translations to English:
    This feature is allowed to authorized users only.
    Please, register on our website at registration page. After registration you can log in and use that feature.
    Registration   Login   Home