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disposed

[dih-spohzd] /dɪˈspoʊzd/
adjective
1.
having a certain inclination or disposition; inclined (usually followed by to or an infinitive):
a man disposed to like others.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English. See dispose, -ed2
Related forms
disposedly, adverb
disposedness, noun
half-disposed, adjective
nondisposed, adjective

dispose

[dih-spohz] /dɪˈspoʊz/
verb (used with object), disposed, disposing.
1.
to give a tendency or inclination to; incline:
His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people.
2.
to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement; adjust by arranging the parts.
3.
to put in a particular or suitable place:
The lamp was disposed on a table nearby.
4.
to make fit or ready; prepare:
Your words of cheer dispose me for the task.
verb (used without object), disposed, disposing.
5.
to arrange or decide matters:
to do as God disposes.
6.
Obsolete. to make terms.
noun
7.
Archaic. disposition; habit.
8.
Obsolete. arrangement; regulation; disposal.
Verb phrases
9.
dispose of,
  1. to deal with conclusively; settle.
  2. to get rid of; discard.
  3. to transfer or give away, as by gift or sale.
  4. to do away with; destroy.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French disposer, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + poser to place (see pose1), on the model of Latin dispōnere
Related forms
disposingly, adverb
redispose, verb (used with object), redisposed, redisposing.
Can be confused
dispose, disperse.
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Examples from the web for disposed
  • The well-conditioned thin are made furious by the fatties-the abstemious being singularly disposed to fury.
  • People are less disposed to make costly gestures towards environmental protection in a slump.
  • Altruists are disposed to take an action helping others, but such actions have a specific cost.
  • He disposed of the bugs after dark with the help of a little gasoline.
  • Too bad that his real troubles cannot be disposed of so easily.
  • He promptly disposed of the heating pad and bought the couple a new one.
  • If they can't brush it off they'll be disposed to paranoia and conflict.
  • Some items are too toxic to be recycled and should be disposed of properly.
  • Tigers get fed, caught poachers are disposed of and provide the rest of the poachers with some food for thought.
  • Academics are heroic complainers and not always well disposed to profit-maximising businesses.
British Dictionary definitions for disposed

disposed

/dɪˈspəʊzd/
adjective
1.
  1. having an inclination as specified (towards something)
  2. (in combination): well-disposed

dispose

/dɪˈspəʊz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by of
  1. to deal with or settle
  2. to give, sell, or transfer to another
  3. to throw out or away
  4. to consume, esp hurriedly
  5. to kill
2.
to arrange or settle (matters) by placing into correct or final condition: man proposes, God disposes
3.
(transitive) to make willing or receptive
4.
(transitive) to adjust or place in a certain order or position
5.
(transitive) often foll by to. to accustom or condition
noun
6.
an obsolete word for disposal, disposition
Derived Forms
disposer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French disposer, from Latin dispōnere to set in different places, arrange, from dis-1 + pōnere to place
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Word Origin and History for disposed
adj.

mid-14c., "inclined, in the mood," past participle adjective from dispose. Meaning "in a certain condition" is late 14c.; "arranged" is 15c.

dispose

v.

late 14c., from Old French disposer (13c.) "arrange, order, control, regulate" (influenced in form by poser "to place"), from Latin disponere "put in order, arrange, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Related: Disposed; disposing.

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