Antonyms for dissipate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dis-uh-peyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɪs əˌpeɪt

Definition of dissipate

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin dissipatus, past participle of dissipare "to spread abroad, scatter, disperse; squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + supare "to throw, scatter," from PIE *swep- "to throw, sling, cast" (cf. Lithuanian supu "to swing, rock," Old Church Slavonic supo "to strew"). Related: Dissipated; dissipates; dissipating.
  • verb expend, spend
  • verb disappear
Example sentences :
  • Instead of this, it was the aim of our diplomacy to dissipate the opposition.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Pierre promised to repeat these words to Guillaume, so as to dissipate his fears.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But even were it this moment to dissipate, what cause have I for remorse?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • There was an air of mystery about him which the inmates of the house on the Moss did nothing to dissipate.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • That margin the Bulgarian prefers in the main to save rather than to dissipate.
  • Extract from : « Bulgaria » by Frank Fox
  • Few things will dissipate thought as much as over-reading of newspapers.
  • Extract from : « Dollars and Sense » by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  • In this manner we endeavoured to dissipate in part our ennui during the day.
  • Extract from : « Perils and Captivity » by Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • Does it dissipate the mist in the head of the Northern Hound?
  • Extract from : « Debts of Honor » by Maurus Jkai
  • We have already seen that education, and that alone, will dissipate the evils of ignorance.
  • Extract from : « Popular Education » by Ira Mayhew
  • The lapse of a single day was sufficient to dissipate all doubts.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Heavens » by Robert Stawell Ball

Synonyms for dissipate

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