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"dispose" in British English

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uk   /dɪˈspəʊz/  us   /-ˈspoʊz/ formal
(Definition of dispose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dispose" in American English

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disposeverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈspoʊz/
to make someone ​feel a ​particular, and often ​bad, way toward someone ​else, or to ​influence someone in a ​particular way: Her ​sense of ​humor disposed me to like her.
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(Definition of dispose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dispose" in Business English

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disposephrasal verb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈspəʊz/
dispose of sth to get rid of something, especially by throwing it away: The ​agency has put an end to new ​efforts to dispose of ​hazardouswaste in ​sensitiveenvironmentalareas. FINANCE to ​sell an ​asset, ​property, or ​part of a ​business: Recently ​releasedplans show the ​company is going to dispose of its ​active and ​casualwearbusiness and ​focus on its ​womenswearbrands. She is always ​willing to dispose of ​investments that underperform. FINANCE, BANKING to ​state that a ​debt does not need to be ​paid or will never be ​paid: Debt ​resolution is seen as an ​effective way to dispose of ​debt without ​filingbankruptcy.
(Definition of dispose from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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