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disperse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disperse

  1. 1 to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole <the crowd dispersed once the show ended> Synonyms disassemble, dissipate, dissolve, scatter Related Words branch (out), break up, disband, diverge, divide, fork, separate, spill; clear, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, go (away), melt Near Antonyms congregate, gather, meet

  2. 2 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart <the family of the missing woman dispersed searchers to all corners of the national park> Synonyms clear out, disband, dispel, scatter, dissipate, squanderRelated Words break up, isolate, part, segregate, separate, split (up); diffuse, disseminate, diverge, spreadNear Antonyms agglutinate, conglomerate; unify, uniteAntonyms assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gather, ingather

  3. 3 to cease to exist or cause to cease to exist as a group or organization <the campaign staff dispersed almost immediately after the election> Synonyms break up, disband, dissolveRelated Words demobilizeNear Antonyms incorporate; consolidate; hang togetherAntonyms band, join, unite




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