Meaning of “dispose” in the English Dictionary

(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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"dispose" in Business English

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disposephrasal verb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈspəʊz/ us
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 hazardous waste in sensitive environmental areas.

FINANCE to sell an asset, property, or part of a business:

Recently released plans show the company is going to dispose of its active and casual wear business and focus on its womenswear brands.
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 filing bankruptcy.

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