1. [ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions
Synonyms: distribute deal administer allot dole_out deal_out parcel_out dish_out shell_out lot mete_out

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"

Related terms: give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor
2. [ verb ] grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

"I was dispensed from this terrible task"

Related terms: exempt waive dispensation
3. [ verb ] give or apply, as of medications
Synonyms: administer
Related terms: treat give inject digitalize digitalize transfuse administration dispensation dispensation give
Similar spelling:   dispenser