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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the verb in bold in the following excerpt of a book is widely used in your area?

    Do I understand that Jervis has given you, for a Christmas
    present, the making over of the John Grier Home into a model
    institution, and that you have chosen me to disburse the money?

    Would you tell me whether the following sentence sounds as a pun to you?
    The company will "disperse" (scatter) personnel to "disburse" (to pay out) employee bonuses.

    I hazard to remark that there is a more suitable to use the verb “reimburse” which have the meaning “to pay back money owed, as for services, loss, expenses” and is in general currency even in my native language.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    The company will "disperse" (send out specific people) personnel to "disburse" (to give out or award or pay the ) employee bonuses.

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