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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disposed p. pr. & vb. n. Disposing.]
 1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
    Who hath disposed the whole world?   --Job xxxiv. 13.
    All ranged in order and disposed with grace.   --Pope.
    The rest themselves in troops did else dispose.   --Spenser.
 2. To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
    The knightly forms of combat to dispose.   --Dryden.
 3. To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
    Importuned him that what he designed to bestow on her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor.   --Evelyn.
 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.
 Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose
 To future good our past and present woes.   --Dryden.
    Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and melancholy.   --Bacon.
 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.
    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.
    More water . . . than can be disposed of.   --T. Burnet.
    I have disposed of her to a man of business.   --Tatler.
    A rural judge disposed of beauty's prize.   --Waller.
 Syn: -- To set; arrange; order; distribute; adjust; regulate; adapt; fit; incline; bestow; give.