dispose


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disposed; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Disposing.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to
   place. See Pose.]
   1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in
      order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
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            Who hath disposed the whole world?    --Job xxxiv.
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            All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.
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            The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
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            The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.
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   3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
      or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
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            Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
            her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
                                                  --Evelyn.
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   4. To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause
      to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a
      bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; --
      usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the
      indirect object.
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            Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose
            To future good our past and present woes. --Dryden.
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            Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
            jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
            melancholy.                           --Bacon.
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   To dispose of.
      (a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of
          control over; to fix the condition, application,
          employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use.
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                Freedom to order their actions and dispose of
                their possessions and persons.    --Locke.
      (b) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to
          pass over into the control of some one else, as by
          selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to
          get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of
          one's time.
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                More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
                                                  Burnet.
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                I have disposed of her to a man of business.
                                                  --Tatler.
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                A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
                                                  --Waller.

   Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
        adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. i.
   To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]
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         She had disposed with C[ae]sar.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dispose \Dis*pose"\, n.
   1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
      [Obs.]
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            But such is the dispose of the sole Disposer of
            empires.                              --Speed.
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   2. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior;
      demeanor. [Obs.]
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            He hath a person, and a smooth dispose
            To be suspected.                      --Shak.
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