dole out


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dole out

To distribute something, either physically or verbally. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dole" and "out." I'll have the volunteers dole out pamphlets to the audience before I begin my lecture. Rachel is always doling out criticism, so of course she's sensitive to any critique of herself.
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dole something out

(to someone ) to distribute something to someone. The cook doled the oatmeal out to each camper who held out a bowl. Please dole out the candy bars, one to a customer. She doled it out fairly.
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dole out

v.
To distribute something: The government doles out cheese to the needy. The teacher doled pencils out to the students.
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RMAF communications director Tina Virina also highlighted the importance of a finance mechanism by establishing an enterprise for the poor and by the poor, adding rural communities should not settle with dole outs.
In between these large cash dole outs, Tzu Chi's core volunteers from Taiwan and their Filipino counterparts set up more than 300 prefabricated classrooms made of fiberglass to replace the ones destroyed by Yolanda's monster winds.
Makati is the richest local government today, with no budget deficit for nearly three decades, and no dole outs from the national government.
It may be true that donations to charity increased last year because of the over-the-quota calamities we went through, but it is doubtful if the dole outs were of such magnitude as to substantially reduce revenue collections.
We should now start rebuilding our lives and stop depending on dole outs," Idano said.
He said instead of dole outs, which could make PWDs dependent on the government, they were paid for their work.
This is called empowerment and works so much better than dole outs.