dispense
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dispense(
dihs
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pehns
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to portion out)
a. repartir
We are looking for volunteers to dispense food to the homeless.Buscamos voluntarios para repartir alimentos a las personas sin hogar.
b. dar
I am in charge of dispensing the programs to the members of the audience.Estoy a cargo de dar los programas a los miembros de la audiencia.
c. administrar (justice)
The court attempts to dispense justice fairly.El tribunal intenta administrar la justicia con imparcialidad.
2. (medicine)
a. despachar
A licensed pharmacist can dispense medications.Una farmacéutica autorizada puede despachar medicamentos.
b. dispensar
The pharmacy dispenses prescriptions from 9 am to 5 pm.La farmacia dispensa recetas de las 9 am a las 5 pm.
3. (to give as advice)
a. ofrecer
My grandfather is happy to dispense good advice if you need it.Mi abuelo está contento de ofrecer buenos consejos si los necesitas.
b. dar
A doctor can dispense recommendations but it is the patient who has to follow them.Un médico puede dar recomendaciones pero es el paciente que tiene que seguirlas.
c. repartir
My therapist says his objective is not to dispense advice but rather to help me solve my own problems.Mi terapeuta dice que su objetivo no es repartir consejos sino ayudarme a resolver mis propios problemas.
4. (to function as a vending machine)
a. expender
There is a machine that dispenses coffee in the office.Hay una máquina que expende café en la oficina.
5. (to exempt)
a. eximir
Hardship may dispense you from paying the fee.El apuro puede eximirte de pagar la cuota.
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dispense
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (justice, medication, prescription)
a. administrar
2. (advice)
a. repartir
3. (of vending machine)
a. expedir
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dispense [dɪsˈpens]
transitive verb
1 (distribute) [+food, money] repartir; [+advice] ofrecer; [+drug, prescription] despachar
this machine dispenses coffee esta máquina expende café
2 (implement) [+justice] administrar
3 (exempt)
to dispense sb from sth dispensar or eximir a algn de algo
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dispense I excuse
The word dispense is the present subjunctive form of dispensar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full dispensar conjugation.
dispensar
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dispensar(
dees
-
pehn
-
sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to let off)
a. to excuse
Hay circunstancias que pueden dispensarte de la obligación de declarar ante un juez.There are circumstances that may excuse you from the obligation of testifying in court.
b. to exempt
Moris recibió una multa pero lo dispensaron de pagarla porque era su primera infracción.Moris was fined, but he was exempted from paying it because it was his first offense.
c. to waive
El colegio me dispensó de pagar la matrícula por haber perdido mi solicitud original.The college waived my registration fee for losing my original application.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to let someone have)
a. to grant
Nuestra organización me ha dispensado el honor de pronunciar estas palabras.Our organization has granted me the honor of saying a few words.
b. to accord
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Doña Isabel Cerezo nos dispensa todos los años el privilegio de tenerla de invitada.Ms Isabel Cerezo accords us the privilege of having her as a guest every year.
c. to give
Una gran cantidad de ONG dispensan ayuda humanitaria a los refugiados.A large number of NGOs give humanitarian aid to refugees.
3. (to hand out)
a. to dispense
Las entidades encargadas de dispensar la marihuana medicinal necesitarán de un permiso especial.The organizations in charge of dispensing marihuana for medicinal purposes will need a special permit.
4. (to grant forgiveness to)
a. to forgive
Le ruego que me dispense por la tardanza. Tuve un inconveniente inesperado.Please forgive my late arrival. I had an unforeseen problem.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (used to apologize)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Dispense! No la había visto ahí.I beg your pardon! I didn't see you there.
¡Por favor, dispensen por el descuido!Please excuse the oversight!
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dispensar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (disculpar)
a. to excuse, to forgive
¡dispense!excuse me!, pardon me!, I beg your pardon!
2. (rendir; honores)
a. to confer
3. (bienvenida, ayuda)
a. to give sth (to sb)
4. (eximir)
a. to excuse
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dispensar
transitive verb
1 (conceder) [+ayuda] to give; [+honores] to grant; [+atención] to pay; [+acogida] to give; accord; [+receta] to dispense
2 (perdonar) to excuse
¡dispénseme usted! I beg your pardon!; sorry!; dispensar que algn haga algo to excuse sb for doing sth
3 (eximir) to exempt;de from; excuse;de from
dispensar a algn de una obligación to excuse sb from an obligation; me dispensaron del pago de la multa they waived my fine; they excused me from payment of the fine; dispensar a algn de hacer algo to excuse sb from doing sth; le han dispensado de hacer gimnasia he's been excused from doing gymnastics; así el cuerpo queda dispensado de ese esfuerzo thus the body is freed from that effort o relieved of that effort
pronominal verb
dispensarse
no puedo dispensarme de esa obligación I cannot escape that duty
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