Dispense vs. Disperse

Dispense vs. Disperse — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dispense and Disperse

Dispenseverb

To issue, distribute, or give out.

Disperseverb

To scatter in different directions

The Jews are dispersed among all nations.

Dispenseverb

To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.

to dispense justice

Disperseverb

To break up and disappear; to dissipate

Dispenseverb

To supply or make up a medicine or prescription.

The pharmacist dispensed my tablets.An optician can dispense spectacles.

Disperseverb

To disseminate

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Dispenseverb

(obsolete) To give a dispensation to (someone); to excuse.

Disperseverb

To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract

Dispenseverb

To compensate; to make up; to make amends.

Disperseverb

To distribute throughout

Dispensenoun

(obsolete) Cost, expenditure.

Disperseadjective

Scattered or spread out.

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Dispensenoun

(obsolete) The act of dispensing, dispensation.

Disperseverb

distribute loosely;

He scattered gun powder under the wagon

Dispenseverb

administer or bestow, as in small portions;

administer critical remarks to everyone presentdole out some moneyshell out pocket money for the childrendeal a blow to someone

Disperseverb

to cause to separate and go in different directions;

She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

Dispenseverb

grant a dispensation; grant an exemption;

I was dispensed from this terrible task

Disperseverb

move away from each other;

The crowds dispersedThe children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

Dispenseverb

give or apply (medications)

Disperseverb

cause to separate;

break up kidney stonesdisperse particles

Disperseverb

cause to become widely known;

spread informationcirculate a rumorbroadcast the news