|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|
|Related terms:||treat give inject digitalize digitalize transfuse administration dispensation dispensation give|