dispense with

verb
1. give up what is not strictly needed (Freq. 1)
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he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

Syn: ↑spare, ↑give up, ↑part with
Hypernyms: ↑give
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
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We are dispensing with formalities

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relinquish the old ideas

Syn: ↑waive, ↑relinquish, ↑forgo, ↑forego, ↑foreswear
Derivationally related forms: ↑waiver (for: ↑waive)
Hyponyms: ↑kick, ↑give up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. forgo or do or go without
Hypernyms: ↑abandon
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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1 let's dispense with the formalities: WAIVE, omit, drop, leave out, forgo; do away with; informal give something a miss.
2 he dispensed with his crutches: GET RID OF, throw away/out, dispose of, discard; manage without, cope without; informal ditch, scrap, dump, chuck out/away, get shut of; Brit. informal get shot of.

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dispense with
1. To permit the lack of
2. To disregard, forgo or waive
3. To do without
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Main Entry:dispense

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di ˈspense with [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dispense with he/she/it dispenses with present participle dispensing with past tense dispensed with past participle dispensed with] formal phrasal verb
to no longer use someone or something because you no longer want or need them
dispense with the formalities (=to not do things usually done in a social situation in order to do something more important immediately):

I think we all know each other, so we can dispense with the formalities.

dispense with someone’s services (=stop employing them):

We have reluctantly decided to dispense with Porter’s services after a series of poor results.

Thesaurus: to get rid of something or someonesynonym remove by cuttinghyponym
Main entry: dispense

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dispense with [phrasal verb]
dispense with (something) formal : to no longer use or require (something) : to get rid of (something)

Let's dispense with the usual introductions and get down to business.

The new cleaning process will dispense with the need for ventilation.

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Main Entry:dispense

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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