Definitions for dispense

Definitions for (verb) dispense

Main entry: administer, dispense

Definition: give or apply (medications)

Main entry: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: administer critical remarks to everyone present; dole out some money; shell out pocket money for the children; deal a blow to someone; the machine dispenses soft drinks

Main entry: dispense

Definition: grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

Usage: I was dispensed from this terrible task

Visual thesaurus for dispense