Dispense – Word Of The Day For IELTS Writing & Speaking
Dispense /dɪˈspens/ (v):
- (formal) to give out something to people
- (formal) to provide something, especially a service, for people
- to prepare medicine and give it to people, as a job
Dispense with (phrasal verb): get rid of, manage without
Synonyms: distribute, give away, hand out, allocate, provide, offer
Antonyms: withhold, keep, retain
- Those conservative critics have never passed any chance to dispense offensive comments to people they consider as social misfits.
- It was an utter surprise to receive a compliment from Ms. Green since she has never been generous in dispensing flattering remarks.
- Doctors must take great caution when dispensing prescriptions to patients.
- Professor Bain decided to dispense each group a team assignment to be submitted before the next class.
- The NGO has been devoted to dispensing sufficient healthcare and financial aids to underprivileged groups in remote areas.
- The decision to dispense with the old customer service strategies of the management team has come in for strong criticism from employees of CS department.
Conservative (a): opposed to great or sudden social change; showing that you prefer traditional styles and values
Critic (n): a person who expresses disapproval of somebody/something and talks about their bad qualities, especially publicly
Offensive (a): rude in a way that causes you to feel upset, insulted or annoyed
Misfit (n): a person who is not accepted by a particular group of people, especially because their behaviour or their ideas are very different
Flattering (a): saying nice things about somebody/something
Remark (n): something that you say or write which expresses an opinion, a thought, etc. about somebody/something
Prescription (n): an official piece of paper on which a doctor writes the type of medicine you should have, and which enables you to get it from a chemist’s shop/drugstore
Devote (v): to give most of your time, energy, attention, etc. to somebody/something
Aid (n): money, food, etc. that is sent to help countries in difficult situations
Underprivileged (a): having less money and fewer opportunities than most people in society
Remote (a): far away from places where other people live
Come in for (phrasal verb): to receive blame or criticism