Distribute vs Disturb - What's the difference?

distribute | disturb |


As verbs the difference between distribute and disturb

is that distribute is (senseid)to divide into portions and dispense while disturb is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.

As a noun disturb is

(obsolete) disturbance.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

distribute

English

Verb

(distribut)
  • (senseid)To divide into portions and dispense.
  • He distributed the bread amongst his followers.
  • (senseid)To supply to retail outlets.
  • The agency distributes newspapers to local shops.
  • (senseid)To deliver or pass out.
  • A network of children distributes flyers to every house.
  • (senseid)To scatter or spread.
  • I raked the soil then distributed grass seed.
  • (senseid)To apportion (more or less evenly).
  • The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.
  • (senseid)To classify or separate into categories.
  • The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
  • (senseid)(mathematics) To be distributive.
  • (printing) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.
  • (printing) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.
  • (logic) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.
  • * Whately
  • A term is said to be distributed when it is taken universal, so as to stand for everything it is capable of being applied to.

    Derived terms

    * distributable * distribution * distributionism * distributism * distributivism * distributivity * distributor

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    disturb

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
  • The noisy ventilation disturbed me during the exam.
    The performance was disturbed twice by a ringing mobile phone.
    A school of fish disturbed the water.
  • to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
  • A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
    The trauma disturbed his mind.
  • * Milton
  • disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
  • to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
  • A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
    His behaviour is very disturbing .

    Derived terms

    * disturbance

    Noun

  • (obsolete) disturbance
  • (Milton)