disburse vs disperse : Common Errors in English

About disburse vs disperse

You disburse money by taking it out of your purse (French “bourse”) anddistributing it. If you refuse to hand out any money, the eager mob ofbeggars before you may disperse (scatter).

disburse Meaning(s)

  • (v) expend, as from a fund

disperse Meaning(s)

  • (v) distribute loosely
  • (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions
  • (v) cause to separate
  • (v) move away from each other
  • (v) separate (light) into spectral rays
  • (v) cause to become widely known

disburse in News

  • Teenager shot after party in southeast Shelby County

    A teenager was shot in the parking lot of a southeast Shelby County Steak N Shake Saturday night while deputies attempted to disburse a crowd of teenagers leaving a nearby party.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

disperse in News

  1. Around the NFC West: What lies ahead

    Good morning, NFC West. We've made it through organized team activities and minicamps for the 2013 offseason. Now, the waiting becomes more monotonous. Training camps are more than five weeks away in most cases. Generally, not much is going to happen between minicamps and training camps. Around the NFC West: June 14, 2013 For coaches, this can be a stressful time as players disperse with time on ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Turkish Protesters Warned to Disperse

    Turkish Protesters Warned to Disperse
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. Turkish Protesters Warned to Disperse, But Stay

    Turkish Protesters Warned to Disperse, But Stay
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

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