Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb distribute

10 senses of distribute

Sense 1
distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out -- (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")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 2
spread, distribute -- (distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country")

Sense 3
distribute -- (make available; "The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")

Sense 4
distribute, give out, hand out, pass out -- (give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams")
       => give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

Sense 5
circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around -- (cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 7
distribute -- (spread throughout a given area; "the function distributes the values evenly")
       => spread, scatter, spread out -- (strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")

Sense 8
distribute -- (be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses; "Values distribute")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 9
distribute -- (be mathematically distributive)
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 10
stagger, distribute -- (to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Antonyms of adj distributed

1 sense of distributed

Sense 1
distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)

concentrated (vs. distributed) -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")
        => bunchy -- (occurring close together in bunches or clusters)
        => thick -- (having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair")
        => cumulous -- (thrown together in a pile; "a desk heaped with books"; "heaped-up ears of corn"; "ungraded papers piled high")
        => single (prenominal), undivided, exclusive -- (not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective; "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a single devotion to duty"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention")
        => thickset -- (planted or growing close together; "thickset trees")

Similarity of adj distributed

1 sense of distributed

Sense 1
distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)
       => apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out -- (given out in portions)
       => broken -- (discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine")
       => diffuse -- (spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization")
       => diffused -- ((of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; "diffused light")
       => dispensed -- (distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions; "medicines dispensed to the sick")
       => dispersed, spread -- (distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe")
       => divided, divided up, shared, shared out -- (distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose)
       => encyclical -- (intended for wide distribution; "an encyclical letter")
       => fanned, spread-out (prenominal) -- (especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards")
       => far-flung, widespread -- (distributed over a considerable extent; "far-flung trading operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges"; "widespread nuclear fallout")
       => low-density (prenominal) -- (having low concentration; "low-density urban areas")
       => rationed -- (distributed equitably in limited individual portions; "got along as best we could on rationed meat and sugar")
       => scattered -- (occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages")
       => separated, spaced -- (spaced apart)
       => sparse, thin -- (not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse")
       => splashed -- ((of a fluid) having been propelled about in flying drops or masses; "with clothes wet by splashed water")
       => straggly -- (growing or spreading sparsely or irregularly; "straggly ivy")
       => unfocused, unfocussed -- (not concentrated at one point or upon one objective; "diversity...in our huge unfocused country"- Owen Wister)
          Also See-> distributive#1

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