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distribute

[ dih-strib-yoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF distribute
  • verballocate, deliver, spread
  • verbclassify

Synonyms for distribute

  • administer
  • allot
  • apportion
  • assign
  • circulate
  • disburse
  • dispense
  • disseminate
  • donate
  • give
  • give away
  • hand out
  • issue
  • present
  • scatter
  • share
  • appropriate
  • bestow
  • consign
  • convey
  • deal
  • diffuse
  • disperse
  • dispose
  • divide
  • endow
  • parcel
  • partition
  • prorate
  • radiate
  • ration
  • sow
  • strew
  • cut up
  • deal out
  • dish out
  • divvy up
  • dole out
  • fork out
  • lot out
  • measure out
  • mete
  • pass out
  • pay out
  • shell out
  • slice up
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Antonyms for distribute

  • collect
  • conceal
  • gather
  • hold
  • keep
  • receive
  • refrain
  • retain
  • take
  • withhold
  • attach
  • combine
  • disarrange
  • join
  • maintain
  • refuse
  • unite
  • hoard
  • preserve
  • store
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTRIBUTE

This will mix all the food and distribute the moisture equally.

Angelique herself could not distribute much money, as she had none.

She could distribute, and did distribute pretty looks and smiles to every one among them.

How could the sacristans manage to distribute the holy vestments and the cloths?

It took about fifty of us several hours to distribute these presents.

At the close of the repast, Mr Leach commissioned me to distribute 1lb.

Epimetheus said to Prometheus: 'Let me distribute, and do you inspect.'

How are we to distribute the spoil alone, without your men and yourself?

The medals of his Holiness have done well, but I only distribute them in the lower ranks.

He was asked to distribute the diplomas, and he undertook the work in his own way.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to deal out or apportion," from Latin distributus, past participle of distribuere "to divide, distribute" (see distribution). Related: Distributable; distributed; distributing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISTRIBUTE

admeasure

verballot
  • allocate
  • apportion
  • distribute
  • divide
  • divvy
  • divvy up
  • lot
  • measure out
  • mete
  • ration
  • share
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