disburse


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disburse

pay out; spend
Not to be confused with:
dispense – distribute in portions or parts; administer; release or exempt
disperse – scatter; dissipate; spray; dispel
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dis·burse

 (dĭs-bûrs′)
tr.v. dis·bursed, dis·burs·ing, dis·burs·es
To pay out, as from a fund; expend. See Synonyms at spend.

[Obsolete French desbourser, from Old French desborser : des-, dis- + borse, purse (from Late Latin bursa; see bursa).]

dis·burs′a·ble adj.
dis·burs′er n.
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disburse

(dɪsˈbɜːs)
vb
(tr) to pay out
[C16: from Old French desborser, from des- dis-1 + borser to obtain money, from borse bag, from Late Latin bursa]
disˈbursable adj
disˈbursement n
disˈburser n
Usage: Disburse is sometimes wrongly used where disperse is meant: the police used a water cannon to disperse (not disburse) the crowd
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dis•burse

(dɪsˈbɜrs)

v.t. -bursed, -burs•ing.
1. to pay out (money), esp. for expenses; expend.
2. to distribute.
[1520–30; < Middle French desbourser, Old French desborser=des- dis-1 + -borser, derivative of borse purse< Late Latin bursa bag]
dis•burs′a•ble, adj.
dis•burs′er, n.
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disburse


Past participle: disbursed
Gerund: disbursing

Imperative
disburse
disburse
Present
I disburse
you disburse
he/she/it disburses
we disburse
you disburse
they disburse
Preterite
I disbursed
you disbursed
he/she/it disbursed
we disbursed
you disbursed
they disbursed
Present Continuous
I am disbursing
you are disbursing
he/she/it is disbursing
we are disbursing
you are disbursing
they are disbursing
Present Perfect
I have disbursed
you have disbursed
he/she/it has disbursed
we have disbursed
you have disbursed
they have disbursed
Past Continuous
I was disbursing
you were disbursing
he/she/it was disbursing
we were disbursing
you were disbursing
they were disbursing
Past Perfect
I had disbursed
you had disbursed
he/she/it had disbursed
we had disbursed
you had disbursed
they had disbursed
Future
I will disburse
you will disburse
he/she/it will disburse
we will disburse
you will disburse
they will disburse
Future Perfect
I will have disbursed
you will have disbursed
he/she/it will have disbursed
we will have disbursed
you will have disbursed
they will have disbursed
Future Continuous
I will be disbursing
you will be disbursing
he/she/it will be disbursing
we will be disbursing
you will be disbursing
they will be disbursing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disbursing
you have been disbursing
he/she/it has been disbursing
we have been disbursing
you have been disbursing
they have been disbursing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disbursing
you will have been disbursing
he/she/it will have been disbursing
we will have been disbursing
you will have been disbursing
they will have been disbursing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disbursing
you had been disbursing
he/she/it had been disbursing
we had been disbursing
you had been disbursing
they had been disbursing
Conditional
I would disburse
you would disburse
he/she/it would disburse
we would disburse
you would disburse
they would disburse
Past Conditional
I would have disbursed
you would have disbursed
he/she/it would have disbursed
we would have disbursed
you would have disbursed
they would have disbursed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disburse - expend, as from a fund
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
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disburse

verb pay out, spend, lay out, fork out (slang), expend, shell out (informal) The aid will not be disbursed until next year.
Usage: Disburse is sometimes wrongly used where disperse is meant: the police used water cannons to disperse (not disburse) the crowd.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

disburse

verb
To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up), shell out.
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Translations
antaamaksaamaksurahasuorittaa

disburse

[dɪsˈbɜːs] VT (frm) → desembolsar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

disburse

[dɪsˈbɜːrs] vt (formal) [+ money] → débourser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disburse

vtaus(be)zahlen
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disburse

[dɪsˈbɜːs] vt (frm) → sborsare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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