1. distribute loosely

Similar word(s): dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Definition categories: contact, discharge

2. to cause to separate and go in different directions

Similar word(s): dispel, dissipate, scatter

Definition categories: motion, divide, separate

3. cause to separate

- disperse particles

Similar word(s): scatter

Definition categories: change

4. move away from each other

- The crowds dispersed

Similar word(s): dissipate, scatter

Definition categories: motion, part, separate, split

5. separate (light) into spectral rays

- the prism disperses light

Definition categories: contact, separate

6. cause to become widely known

Similar word(s): broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disseminate, distribute, propagate, spread

Definition categories: communication, air, bare, publicise, publicize

Sentences with disperse as a verb:

- The Jews are dispersed among all nations.