|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|
|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"
|3.||[ verb ] forgo; do or go without|