Antonyms for disperse

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-spurs
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈspɜrs

Definition of disperse

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Latin dispersus, past participle of dispergere "to scatter," from dis- "apart, in every direction" (see dis-) + spargere "to scatter" (see sparse). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by tostregdan. Related: Dispersed; dispersing.
  • verb distribute; scatter
Example sentences :
  • Once afoot, it was not long before the company began to disperse.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A little later the crowd at the swimming place began to disperse.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • "There's one point we almost overlooked," said Frank, just as the chums were about to disperse.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • They lift up their hands to disperse the grains of the sand-storm.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • They say to hit the waterspout in the centre where it joins the other from below will disperse it.
  • Extract from : « Standish of Standish » by Jane G. Austin
  • He stood on the roof then, watching the crowd begin to disperse.
  • Extract from : « Pagan Passions » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Go and say I'll give them three minutes to hand over Todd and disperse.
  • Extract from : « Half a Hero » by Anthony Hope
  • He might perhaps have dispersed the Assembly; he could not disperse debt and deficit.
  • Extract from : « Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) » by John Morley
  • The enemy may be still excubant: and we had better not disperse till daylight.
  • Extract from : « Crotchet Castle » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • The assembly, terrified by the angry, tumultuous scene, began to disperse.
  • Extract from : « Eventide » by Effie Afton

Synonyms for disperse

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