dispense
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dispense(
dihs
-
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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