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Difference between Dispense something and Dispense with something

dispense something

1. deal out or distribute smth.:

  • Young ladies have been dispensing tea to hungry comrades.

2. prepare and give out medicine:

  • The firm has been dispensing ointments and lotions for generations.

dispense with something

1. do without smth.; manage in spite of not having smth.:

  • He is not yet well enough to dispense with the doctor’s services.

2. render smth. unnecessary:

  • The new machinery dispenses with hand labor.