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dispense

 
Verb dispense has 3 senses
  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"
    --1 is one way to give
    Derived forms: noun dispensation2, noun dispensation3, noun dispenser2, noun dispenser1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. dispense - grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; "I was dispensed from this terrible task"
    --2 is one way to
    exempt, relieve, free
    Derived form: noun dispensation1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  3. administer, dispense - give or apply (medications)
    --3 is one way to treat, care for
    Derived forms: noun dispensary1, noun dispensation2, noun dispensation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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