Disperse and Gather


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Disperse verb – To go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole.
Usage example: the crowd dispersed once the show ended

Gather is an antonym for disperse in topics: break up, distribute.
Nearby Words: dispersal, dispersion, dispersing, dispersive
Antonyms for Disperse


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Gather verb – To bring together in one body or place.
Usage example: let's gather the students and have them line up on the playground before going in from recess

Disperse is an antonym for gather in topics: assemble, congregate, infer, gain, spend.
Nearby Words: gathering, gathered, gatherer
Antonyms for Gather
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Common collocations

energy disperse energy gather energy
people disperse people gather people
group disperse group gather group
knowledge disperse knowledge gather knowledge
Other nouns: resources, magic, water, points, forces, weapons, seeds.

Both words in one sentence

  • Suika Ibuki can manipulate density, allowing her to do things like hurl minature black holes as weapons, and because of Touhou logic can also grow big, split into multiple smaller copies, turn into mist, or even gather or disperse people (population density).
  • The National Societies gather and disperse resources according to national and international need.
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