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Meaning of DISPENSE WITH

Pronunciation:  di'spens with

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  forgo; do or go without
  2. [v]  to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.
  3. [v]  do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
 
 Synonyms: foreswear, forgo, give up, part with, relinquish, spare, waive
 
 See Also: abandon, give

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, abjure, absolve, abstain, cede, discharge, disgorge, dispense from, dispose of, do without, drop, dump, except, excuse, exempt, forbear, forgo, forswear, free, get along without, get rid of, give away, give dispensation from, give up, grant immunity, have done with, hold back, hold off, keep back, keep in hand, kiss good-bye, let alone, let go, let off, make a sacrifice, not touch, not use, part with, quitclaim, recant, refrain, release, relinquish, remise, remit, render up, renounce, reserve, resign, retract, sacrifice, save, save the necessity, spare, surrender, swear off, throw up, vacate, waive, yield
 

 

 

 

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