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 for dispose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disposed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Disposing.] [F. disposer; pref. dis- + poser to
     place. See Pose.]
     1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in
        order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
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              Who hath disposed the whole world?    --Job xxxiv.
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              All ranged in order and disposed with grace. --Pope.
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              The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.
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     2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
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              The knightly forms of combat to dispose. --Dryden.
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     3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object
        or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
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              Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on
              her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.
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     4. To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause
        to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a
        bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; --
        usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the
        indirect object.
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              Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose
              To future good our past and present woes. --Dryden.
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              Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to
              jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and
              melancholy.                           --Bacon.
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     To dispose of.
        (a) To determine the fate of; to exercise the power of
            control over; to fix the condition, application,
            employment, etc. of; to direct or assign for a use.
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                  Freedom to order their actions and dispose of
                  their possessions and persons.    --Locke.
        (b) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to
            pass over into the control of some one else, as by
            selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to
            get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of
            one's time.
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                  More water . . . than can be disposed of. --T.
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                  I have disposed of her to a man of business.
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                  A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.
     Syn: To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate;
          adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispose \Dis*pose"\, v. i.
     To bargain; to make terms. [Obs.]
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           She had disposed with C[ae]sar.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispose \Dis*pose"\, n.
     1. Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
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              But such is the dispose of the sole Disposer of
              empires.                              --Speed.
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     2. Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior;
        demeanor. [Obs.]
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              He hath a person, and a smooth dispose
              To be suspected.                      --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give, sell, or transfer to another; "She disposed of her
           parents' possessions"
      2: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard,
         fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast
         aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away,
         cast away, put away]
      3: make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or
         belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them" [syn:
         dispose, incline] [ant: disincline, indispose]
      4: place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly
      5: make fit or prepared; "Your education qualifies you for this
         job" [syn: qualify, dispose] [ant: disqualify,
         indispose, unfit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  172 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispose":
     adjust, administer, affect, aim, align, allocate, allot, apportion,
     arrange, array, assign, bear, bend, bend to, bestow, bias, bring,
     call the shots, carry, collocate, color, compose, conclude,
     conduce, consume, contribute, control, cool off, deal, deal out,
     deal with, decide, demolish, deploy, destroy, determine, devour,
     direct, disburse, discard, dispense, disperse, dispose of,
     distribute, do away with, dole, dole out, dump, eat, emplace,
     engage, enlist, finish off, fix, form, get a fix, get rid of,
     get to do, give away, give out, go, govern, grade, group, guide,
     harmonize, have a tendency, head, hierarchize, hold a heading,
     home in on, incline, induce, influence, install, interest in,
     issue, jettison, junk, knock off, lay out, lead, lean, line,
     line up, localize, locate, look to, lure, make over, marshal,
     measure out, mete, mete out, methodize, motivate, move, navigate,
     normalize, order, organize, pacify, parcel out, part with,
     pass around, pay out, persuade, pin down, pinpoint, place, point,
     point to, polish off, portion out, position, predispose, procure,
     prompt, put, put away, put in place, quiet, rally, range, rank,
     redound to, regiment, regularize, regulate, routinize, rule, scrap,
     sell, serve, set, set out, set toward, set up, settle,
     show a tendency, situate, soften up, space, spoon out, spot,
     standardize, steer, structure, sway, systematize, tempt, tend,
     tend to go, throw away, throw out, tinge, tone, tranquilize,
     transfer, trash, trend, triangulate, turn, urge, verge, warp,
     wear down, wear the pants, weigh with, work, work toward,
     zero in on

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