1. [ verb ] to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.
Synonyms: spare give_up part_with
Related terms: give
2. [ verb ] do without or cease to hold or adhere to
Synonyms: waive forgo foreswear relinquish

"We are dispensing with formalities" "relinquish the old ideas"

Related terms: release
3. [ verb ] forgo; do or go without
Related terms: abandon
Similar spelling:   dispensable