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    1 dispose something/somebody + adverb/preposition
    to arrange things or people in a particular way or position
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    I have got the definition of "dispose", and I hope that anybody gives me some example sentences about the definition.

    Is "Can you arrange a meeting with the President" equal to "Can you dispose a meeting with the President" ?

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    Re: dispose

    Here are some collocations with meeting:

    VERB + MEETING have, hold | arrange, call, convene, organize, schedule, summon The committee has called a meeting to discuss the president's death. | attend | declare open, open The chairman declared the meeting open. | close, declare closed | adjourn, break up | call off, cancel | postpone | host | chair, conduct, preside over I've got to chair a meeting tomorrow. | call to order The chairman called the meeting to order. | participate in | address He always spoke as if he were addressing a public meeting. | ban | boycott | disrupt

    I don't think that dispose and meeting fit together. As long as you don't dispose of the President, you should be fine .


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    Re: dispose

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    I can't say I've seen 'dispose' used that way. 'Dispose' can mean 'to arrange' in the physical sense:
    "The brigadier general disposed his men so as to encircle the charging enemy."
    However, that usage is rather uncommon.

    The most common usage is 'to get rid of or deal with':
    "The killer disposed of the body and changed his clothes before returning home."

    Another frequent usage is 'to make receptive to':
    "Years of exposure to his parents' music disposed him to classical and swing."

    I'd say this meaning is rarely used, but there is also 'to settle matters':
    "The Prime Minister may propose, but the Parliament disposes."

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