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Meaning & Definition of Distribute in English

English

Distribute

/dɪstrɪbjut/

verb

1. Administer or bestow, as in small portions

  • "Administer critical remarks to everyone present"
  • "Dole out some money"
  • "Shell out pocket money for the children"
  • "Deal a blow to someone"
  • "The machine dispenses soft drinks"
    synonym:
  • distribute
  • ,
  • administer
  • ,
  • mete out
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • parcel out
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • dispense
  • ,
  • shell out
  • ,
  • deal out
  • ,
  • dish out
  • ,
  • allot
  • ,
  • dole out

2. Distribute or disperse widely

  • "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
    synonym:
  • spread
  • ,
  • distribute

3. Make available

  • "The publisher wants to distribute the book in asia"
    synonym:
  • distribute

4. Give to several people

  • "The teacher handed out the exams"
    synonym:
  • distribute
  • ,
  • give out
  • ,
  • hand out
  • ,
  • pass out

5. Cause be distributed

  • "This letter is being circulated among the faculty"
    synonym:
  • circulate
  • ,
  • pass around
  • ,
  • pass on
  • ,
  • distribute

6. Cause to become widely known

  • "Spread information"
  • "Circulate a rumor"
  • "Broadcast the news"
    synonym:
  • circulate
  • ,
  • circularize
  • ,
  • circularise
  • ,
  • distribute
  • ,
  • disseminate
  • ,
  • propagate
  • ,
  • broadcast
  • ,
  • spread
  • ,
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • disperse
  • ,
  • pass around

7. Spread throughout a given area

  • "The function distributes the values evenly"
    synonym:
  • distribute

8. Be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses

  • "Values distribute"
    synonym:
  • distribute

9. Be mathematically distributive

    synonym:
  • distribute

10. To arrange in a systematic order

  • "Stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
    synonym:
  • stagger
  • ,
  • distribute

Examples of using

We would like to distribute this product in Japan.
Is it possible to reproduce 70 copies of your report which appeared in the November issue of The Network and distribute them to our agents?