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Definition of dispose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dispose
    he / she / it disposes
    past simple disposed
    -ing form disposing
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  1. 1+ adv./prep. to arrange things or people in a particular way or position
  2. 2dispose somebody to/toward something dispose somebody to do something to make someone behave in a particular way a drug that disposes the patient toward sleep
  3. Phrasal Verbsdispose of somebody/something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dispose

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