dispose [dih-spohz] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||place, order; deal with|
|Synonyms:||actuate, adapt, adjust, arrange, array, bend, bias, call the tune, condition, determine, distribute, fix, govern, group, incline, induce, influence, lay down the law, lead, locate, make willing, marshal, methodize, motivate, move, organize, predispose, prepare, promote, prompt, put, put one's foot down, put to rights, range, rank, read the riot act, regulate, ride herd on, set, set in order, settle, shepherd, stand, sway, systematize, tailor, tempt|
|Notes:||predispose differs from dispose by implying that the frame of mind is created some time before it becomes obvious|
|Antonyms:||disarrange, disorder, displace, disturb, mismanage|
be in order, become in order; form, fall in, draw up; arrrange itself, range itself, place itself; fall into one's place, take one's place, take one's rank; rally round., adjust, methodize, regulate, systematize.
in order; methodically; in turn, in its turn; step by step; by regular steps, by gradations, by stages, by intervals; seriatim, systematically, by clockwork, gradatim; at stated periods (periodically).
natura non facit saltum; "order is heaven's first law" [Pope]; "order from disorder sprung" [Paradise Lost]; ordo est parium dispariumque rerum sua loca
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