Distribute

/distri'byoot/

Sense: Verb


  1. Administer or bestow, as in small portions.

    1. Administer critical remarks to everyone present.
    2. Dole out some money.
    3. Shell out pocket money for the children.
    4. Deal a blow to someone.
    5. The machine dispenses soft drinks.
  2. Make available.

    1. The publisher wants to distribute the book in asia.
  3. Give to several people.

    1. The teacher handed out the exams.
    Synonym(s):
  4. Spread throughout a given area.

    1. The function distributes the values evenly.
  5. Be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses.

    1. Values distribute.
  6. Cause to become widely known.

    1. Spread information.
    2. Circulate a rumor.
    3. Broadcast the news.
  7. Cause be distributed.

    1. This letter is being circulated among the faculty.
    Synonym(s):
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
dis•trib•ute
IPA Transcription
/dɪstrɪ'bjut/
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