disburse

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verb dis·burse \dis-ˈbərs\

Definition of disburse

disbursed

disbursing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to pay out :  expend especially from a fund <disburse money> b :  to make a payment in settlement of <disburse a bill>

  3. 2 :  distribute

disburser

noun

Examples of disburse in a sentence

  1. The money will be disbursed on the basis of need.

  2. The government has disbursed millions of dollars in foreign aid.

Origin and Etymology of disburse

Middle French desbourser, from Old French desborser, from des- dis- + borse purse, from Medieval Latin bursa


First Known Use: 1530


DISBURSE Defined for English Language Learners

disburse

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verb dis·burse \dis-ˈbərs\

Definition of disburse for English Language Learners

  • : to pay out (money) from a fund that has been created for a special purpose


DISBURSE Defined for Kids

disburse

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verb dis·burse \dis-ˈbərs\

Definition of disburse for Students

disbursed

disbursing

  1. :  to pay out <All the money was disbursed.>

disbursement

\-mənt\ noun


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