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Definition of Distribute


  1. To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.
  2. To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
  3. To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc.
  4. To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.
  5. To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.
  6. To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.
  7. To make distribution.

Distribute Quotations

When I was a kid in Nebraska, a cantankerous farmer, known for plinking with his '22 at passing cars in which he perceived enemies, ingeniously rigged up a shotgun in his house, trained on the inside of his front door so as to widely distribute any intruder.
Dick Cavett

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
Dorothy Thompson

When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us.
Dorothy Day

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
Aiden Wilson Tozer

Books that distribute things... with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
Marsilio Ficino
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Distribute Translations

distribute in Afrikaans is uitdeel
distribute in Danish is fordele
distribute in Dutch is ronddelen, rondgeven, uitdelen
distribute in French is distribuons, dispenser, distribuent, distribuer
distribute in German is verteilen
distribute in Italian is spartire, distribuire
distribute in Latin is dido dididi didtum
distribute in Norwegian is fordele, dele ut
distribute in Portuguese is distribua
distribute in Spanish is distribuir, erogar, repartir
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