Definition of 'distribute'
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A consortium of technology and entertainment companies is pioneering a cloud-based approach to selling and distributing digital content. Computing (2010)Why not have food run by a national food service and distributed with rationing by queue? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is when the press release is distributed that a company effectively" announces its earnings. AHEAD OF THE MARKET (2003)They are also a relatively objective and equitable way of distributing valuable resources. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)It imports and distributes food and nutritional supplements. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The group also distributes food and medicine to the poor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The problem lies in the way it is distributed and the lack of flexibility in the system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ethiopia has been distributing food from its national reserves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Information is distributed to different groups based on "need to know "criteria. Christianity Today (2000)It is yet another indication that the book industry is looking for new ways to distribute and sell books. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company distributes workplace equipment such as napkins, plastic cutlery and the like. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Internet is inherently a less expensive way to distribute a product or service. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)Ministers promised to come up with a way to distribute the 1 billion to alternative projects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A deed of variation allows beneficiaries to alter the way assets are distributed in a will. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Other nations have a programme of group one races distributed throughout their calendar, not just on one night. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A local physics teacher and his wife have set up a committee to distribute food and organise sanitation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You will still be left with the 1,000 share capital in the company as this cannot be distributed in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The company distributes 10,000 a week. The Sun (2007)Charity group Plan will distribute it. The Sun (2009)Personal representatives have the power to let and administer all the deceased's property until they decide to distribute or sell it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company is now distributing software with the browser choice screen and has offered to extend the compliance period for an additional 15 months. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Greek soldiers are already hard at work on other crisis-hit islands, distributing food packages to refugees. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'distribute'
British English: distribute /dɪˈstrɪbjuːt/ VERB
If you distribute things, you hand them or deliver them to a number of people.
Soldiers are working to distribute food and blankets.
- American English: distribute
- Arabic: يُوَزِّعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: distribuir
- Chinese: 分配
- Croatian: distribuirati
- Czech: roznést
- Danish: distribuere
- Dutch: distribueren
- European Spanish: distribuir
- Finnish: jakaa lehtiä ym.
- French: distribuer
- German: verteilen
- Greek: διανέμω
- Italian: distribuire
- Japanese: 配る
- Korean: 분배하다
- Norwegian: fordele
- Polish: rozprowadzić
- European Portuguese: distribuir
- Romanian: a distribui
- Russian: распределять
- Spanish: distribuir repartir
- Swedish: sprida
- Thai: แจกจ่าย
- Turkish: dağıtmak
- Ukrainian: розповсюджувати
- Vietnamese: phân phối
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