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distribute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of distribute

  1. 1 to arrange or assign according to type <distribute the assignments according to seniority> Synonyms assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, classify, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, typeRelated Words array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype

  2. 2 to give as a share or portion <committed to distributing the school's limited scholarship money so that it benefits more students> Synonyms allocate, allow, apportion, assign, allot, lot, rationRelated Words admeasure, administer, deal, dispense, divide, dole out, hand out, measure, mete (out), meter, parcel (out), part, portion, prorate, share (out), split; accord, award, give, grant; earmark, reserve; chip in, contribute, donate; reallocate, reapportion, reassign, redistributeNear Antonyms begrudge, deny, deprive (of); keep, retain, stint, withhold; appropriate, arrogate, confiscate

  3. 3 to give out (something) to appropriate individuals <distributed pamphlets on recycling to everyone in the neighborhood> Synonyms allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, administer, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorateRelated Words admeasure, allot, allow, appropriate, assign, dish out, divide, divvy (up), dollop (out), lot, measure (out), part, proportion, ration, redistribute, set, share (out), split; bestow, disburse, furnish, issue, provide, share, supply; circulate, disperse, disseminate, scatter, spread; chip in, contribute, donate, pledge; reallocate, reapportionNear Antonyms begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stintAntonyms misallocate





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