Synonyms for dispense

Synonyms for (verb) dispense

Synonyms: administer, dispense

Definition: give or apply (medications)

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: dispense

Definition: grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

Usage: I was dispensed from this terrible task

Similar words: relieve, exempt, free

Definition: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Usage: She exempted me from the exam