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Difference between Depose and Dispose

Depose means to remove someone from a position (or power) or to take one’s testimony.

  • Employees want to depose him from his high company position.
  • Investigators will depose the witness behind close doors.

Dispose means to settle affairs or be inclined to do something.

  • The lawyer appointed Celeste to dispose our mother’s estate.
  • Please dispose of your trash before leaving the theater.