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dispose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispose

  1. 1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position looking for the perfect spot to dispose the new knickknack Synonyms of dispose depose, deposit, place, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, stickWords Related to dispose move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms of dispose relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

  2. 2 to put into a particular arrangement disposed the surgical instruments in the exact order in which they would be needed Synonyms of dispose arrange, array, classify, codify, order, draw up, lay out, marshal (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeWords Related to dispose groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms of dispose derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

Synonym Discussion of dispose

incline, bias, dispose, predispose mean to influence one to have or take an attitude toward something. incline implies a tendency to favor one of two or more actions or conclusions.
    • I incline to agree
bias suggests a settled and predictable leaning in one direction and connotes unfair prejudice.
    • the experience biased him against foreigners
dispose suggests an affecting of one's mood or temper so as to incline one toward something.
    • her nature disposes her to trust others
predispose implies the operation of a disposing influence well in advance of the opportunity to manifest itself.
    • does fictional violence predispose them to accept real violence?


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