Another word for distribute
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These verbs mean to give out in portions or shares. Distribute is the least specific: The government distributed land to settlers. Divide implies giving out portions, often equal, on the basis of a plan or purpose: The estate will be divided among the heirs. Dispense stresses the careful determination of portions, often according to measurement or weight: The pharmacist dispensed the medication. Dole, often followed by out, implies careful, usually sparing measurement of portions. It can refer to the distribution of charity: The city doled out surplus milk to the needy. It can also suggest lack of generosity: The professor doled out meager praise to the students. Deal implies orderly, equitable distribution, often piece by piece: I dealt five cards to each player. Ration refers to equitable division in limited portions of scarce, often necessary, items: The government rationed fuel during the war.
Another word for distributeverb
To give out in portions or shares:deal (out), dispense, divide, dole out, parcel out, portion (out), ration (out), share. (Slang) divvy. See collect
To pass (something) out:circulate, disperse, disseminate, hand out. See collect
To extend over a wide area:circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, radiate, scatter, spread, strew. See move, wide
To assign to a class or classes:categorize, class, classify, grade, group, pigeonhole, place, range, rank1, rate1. See group, value