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dispose vb. (“dispose of” is common in sense 2)
1. to place or distribute, to manage, do with H5 IV. Chor. 51, H8 I. ii. 116 “these so noble benefits . . . Not well d-'d,” Troil. IV. v. 115 “His blows are well d-'d: there, Ajax!.”
2. to put or stow away, deposit Tp. I. ii. 225, Err. I. i. 83, I. ii. 73, Tit. IV. ii. 175.
3. to regulate, order, direct H5 IV. iii. 132 “how thou pleasest, God, the day!” : refl. to direct one's action Wint. I. ii. 179, Per. I. ii. 117; also in gerund “disposing”=direction, arrangement John V. vii. 92, H8 I. i. 43, Ven. 1040.
4. to settle matters, come to terms (S.) Ant. IV. xii. [xiv.] 123 “you did suspect She had d-'d with Cæsar.”
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