to give out to a number of people
1. A judge dispenses justice.
2. This machine dispenses coffee.
: to mix and give out (medicine)
1. The compounder dispenses medicine.
- to do without or to manage to exist without
1. We shall have to dispense with the van. We can not afford it.
: to make unnecessary (or) to allow the lack of
1. I dispensed with the services of my servant.
2. The new computer system will dispense with need for keeping files.
: Sometimes a verb is followed by a preposition. Sometimes, a verb is followed by no preposition. But the meaning is not that same in both the cases.
A preposition is capable of altering the meaning of a verb.
Note the examples above.
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