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Dictionary definition for: Distribute

1. (v) 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"

2. (v) distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"

3. (v) make available; "The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"

4. (v) give out; "The teacher handed out the exams"

5. (v) cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among the faculty"

6. (v) cause to become widely known; "spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

7. (v) spread throughout a given area; "the function distributes the values evenly"

8. (v) be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses; "Values distribute"

9. (v) be mathematically distributive

10. (v) to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"

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