US: /dɪˈstɹɪbjut/
UK: /dˈɪstɹɪbjˌuːt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

distribute /dis'tribju:t/
  • ngoại động từ
    • phân bổ, phân phối, phân phát
      • to distribute letters: phát thư
    • rắc, rải
      • to distribute manure over a field: rắc phân lên khắp cánh đồng
    • sắp xếp, xếp loại, phân loại
      • to distribute book into classes: sắp xếp sách thành loại
    • (ngành in) bỏ (chữ in) (dỡ chữ xếp vào từng ô)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth (to / among sb/sth) to give things to a large number of people; to share sth between a number of people: The organization distributed food and blankets to the earthquake victims. + The newspaper is distributed free. + The money was distributed among schools in the area.
2 to send goods to shops/stores and businesses so that they can be sold: 'Plastika' distributes our products in the UK.
3 [often passive] to spread sth, or different parts of sth, over an area: Make sure that your weight is evenly distributed. + Cases of the disease are widely distributed through Europe.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 deal or dole out, parcel out, give (out), mete out, dispense, apportion, allot, share (out), partition, divide up, assign, issue, circulate, pass out, pass round or around, hand out, deliver, convey, Colloq dish or spoon out:
Emergency rations were distributed to the flood victims.
2 disperse, scatter, strew, spread (round or around or about), diffuse, disseminate:
Mammals are uniformly distributed over the globe.
3 sort, classify, class, categorize, assort, arrange, group, file, order:
Distribute the packages according to their size.

Collocation dictionary

1 give sth out


equally, fairly | unequally | widely
The leaflets have been widely distributed.
| free
Copies of the book were distributed free to each school in the district.


We distributed the money equally among the team members.
| between, to
distributing aid to people in need

2 spread sth


evenly, uniformly
Wealth is not evenly distributed between age groups.
| unevenly | randomly
Smokers were randomly distributed in the sample interviewed.
| patchily, sparsely


among, between, throughout
There are over 35,000 species of orchid distributed throughout the world.

Concise English dictionary

+administer or bestow, as in small portions
+distribute or disperse widely
+make available
+give out
+cause to be distributed
+cause to become widely known
+spread throughout a given area
+be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
+be mathematically distributive
+to arrange in a systematic order