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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Who  hath  disposed  the  whole  world?  --Job  xxxiv 
  13. 
 
  All  ranged  in  order  and  disposed  with  grace.  --Pope. 
 
  The  rest  themselves  in  troops  did  else  dispose. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  regulate;  to  adjust  to  settle;  to  determine. 
 
  The  knightly  forms  of  combat  to  dispose.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  deal  out  to  assign  to  a  use  to  bestow  for  an  object 
  or  purpose;  to  apply;  to  employ;  to  dispose  of 
 
  Importuned  him  that  what  he  designed  to  bestow  on 
  her  funeral,  he  would  rather  dispose  among  the  poor. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  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. 
 
  Endure  and  conquer;  Jove  will  soon  dispose  To  future 
  good  our  past  and  present  woes.  --Dryden. 
 
  Suspicions  dispose  kings  to  tyranny,  husbands  to 
  jealousy,  and  wise  men  to  irresolution  and 
  melancholy.  --Bacon. 
 
  {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 
 
  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. 
 
  More  water  .  .  .  than  can  be  disposed  of  --T. 
  Burnet. 
 
  I  have  disposed  of  her  to  a  man  of  business. 
  --Tatler. 
 
  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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