Circulate is a related term of dispense.
As verbs the difference between circulate and dispense
is that circulate
is to move in circles or through a circuit while dispense
to move in circles or through a circuit
to cause (a person or thing) to move in circles or through a circuit
to move from person to person, as at a party
to spread or disseminate
to become widely known
- to circulate money or gossip
* put about
To issue, distribute, or put out.
* Sir Walter Scott
* 1955 , William Golding, The Inheritors , Faber and Faber 2005, p.40:
- He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the company.
To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.
- The smoky spray seemed to trap whatever light there was and to dispense it subtly.
- to dispense justice
To supply or make up a medicine or prescription.
- While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
- The pharmacist dispensed my tablets.
To eliminate or do without; used intransitively with with .
- An optician can dispense spectacles.
(obsolete) To give a dispensation to (someone); to excuse.
* , II.34:
- I wish he would dispense with the pleasantries and get to the point.
- After his victories, he often gave them the reines to all licenciousnesse, for a while dispencing them from all rules of military discipline.
- It was resolved that all members of the House who held commissions, should be dispensed from parliamentary attendance.
(obsolete) To compensate; to make up; to make amends.
- He appeared to think himself born to be supported by others, and dispensed from all necessity of providing for himself.
- One loving hour / For many years of sorrow can dispense .
- His sin was dispensed / With gold, whereof it was compensed.
(obsolete) Cost, expenditure.
(obsolete) The act of dispensing, dispensation.
* , II.xii:
- what euer in this worldly state / Is sweet, and pleasing vnto liuing sense, / Or that may dayntiest fantasie aggrate, / Was poured forth with plentifull dispence [...].