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Verb: dispense with  di'spens with
  1. Give up what is not strictly needed
    "he asked if they could dispense with one of their horses to speed his journey";
    - spare, give up, part with
     
  2. Do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    "We are dispensing with formalities";
    - waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear
     
  3. Forgo, do or go without

Derived forms: dispenses with, dispensed with, dispensing with

See also: dispense

Type of: abandon, give