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disposer (plural disposers)

  1. One who disposes.




Borrowed from Latin dispōnere, present active infinitive of dispōnō, and influenced by French poser.




  1. (transitive) To organize, to arrange, to distribute in a certain fashion.
  2. (transitive) To prepare (something) for an occasion, to incline (someone) towards
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) To prepare oneself for, to be about to.
  4. (intransitive) To have at one's disposal or available; to have access to.
    • Jeudi, la commission avait déjà annoncé qu'elle disposait de suffisamment d'éléments pour invalider la candidature de Mikhaïl Kassianov. (Le Monde, 25 Feb 2008)
      The commission had already announced on Thursday that it had enough information to invalidate Mikhail Kassianov's candidature.
  5. (intransitive) To use someone to do one's biddings.
  6. (intransitive) To leave, to go.
    • Merci, vous pouvez disposer. - Thank you, you may leave.
  7. (intransitive, law) To make use of one's right of dismembering, selling or otherwise dispose of a certain owned item.
  8. (transitive, rare) To prepare psychologically.
  9. (intransitive, rare) To take measures, to decree.


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  • The indirect object in the intransitive construction is introduced by de; in the transitive and pronominal constructions, it is introduced by à.

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