dispose vs dispose of : Common Errors in English

About dispose vs dispose of

If you want to get rid of your stuff you may dispose of it on Freecyle or Craigslist. A great many people mistakenly dispose of the “of” in this phrase, writing sentences like “Dispose your unwanted mail in the recycling bin.” You can also use “dispose of” to mean “deal with” (“you can dispose of your royalties as you see fit”) or “demolish an opposing argument” (“the defense attorney disposed of the prosecutor’s case in less than five minutes”). “Dispose” without “of” works differently, depending on the meaning. Whereas to dispose of your toy soldiers you might take them to a pawnshop, to dispose your toy soldiers you would arrange them for battle. Most politicians are disposed to talk at length.

dispose Meaning(s)

  • (v) give, sell, or transfer to another
  • (v) throw or cast away
  • (v) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
  • (v) place or put in a particular order
  • (v) make fit or prepared

dispose of Meaning(s)

  • (v) deal with or settle

dispose in News

  1. MedReturn box in Rockaway Borough makes it easy to safely dispose drugs

    Morris County residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  2. MedReturn makes it easy to dispose drugs at Denville and Rockaway Twp. police stations

    Denville and Rockaway Township residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  3. MedReturn makes it easy to safely dispose drugs in Montville Twp.

    Montville Township residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

dispose of in News

  1. MedReturn box in Rockaway Borough makes it easy to safely dispose drugs

    Morris County residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  2. MedReturn makes it easy to dispose drugs at Denville and Rockaway Twp. police stations

    Denville and Rockaway Township residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  3. MedReturn makes it easy to safely dispose drugs in Montville Twp.

    Montville Township residents now have a way to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their convenience.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

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