Disburse

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English

Verb

Disburse (third-person singular simple present disburses, present participle disbursing, simple past and past participle disbursed)

  1. (finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury

Notes

  • Do not confuse with the scattering word disperse, despite similarity.

Synonyms for Disburse

Antonyms for Disburse

collect, receive, deposit, save, retain.

Derived terms

Thesaurus

administer, budget, cost, cost out, deal, deal out, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, dole, dole out, expend, fork out, give, give out, go through, incur costs, invest, issue, lay, lay out, measure out, mete, mete out, open the purse, outlay, parcel out, partition, pass around, pay, pay out, portion out, put out, run through, schedule, shell out, sink money in, spend, splurge, spoon out, squander, throw money around

Etymology

From Old French desbourser (modern: débourser). dis- + burse, old term for a purse.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /dɪsˈbɚs/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)s

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