—v.t. 1. to give a tendency or inclination to; incline: His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people. 2. to put in a particular or the proper order or arrangement; adjust by arranging the parts.
3. to put in a particular or suitable place: The lamp was disposed on a table nearby. 4. to make fit or ready; prepare: Your words of cheer dispose me for the task.
—v.i. 1. to arrange or decide matters: to do as God disposes. 2. Obs.to make terms.
3. dispose of, a. to deal with conclusively; settle.
b. to get rid of; discard.
c. to transfer or give away, as by gift or sale.
d. to do away with; destroy.