part of speech: verb
inflections: deals, dealing, dealt
definition 1: to take specific action about something, especially a problem (usually followed by “with” or “in”).
- The landlord says he is dealing with the broken elevator, and it should be fixed soon.
- My mom was able to deal with the problem herself and didn’t need to call a repair person.
synonyms: cope with, handle, manage, treat
definition 2: to act or behave toward other people, especially in difficult situations (usually followed by “with”).
- She is honest in the way she deals with people.
synonyms: act, behave, function
definition 3: to do business; trade.
- My uncle deals in antiques.
definition 4: to give out cards in a card game.
- I’ll shuffle, and you can deal.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an agreement or bargain.
- We made a deal to share the money equally.
synonyms: agreement, bargain, pact, transaction
definition 2: amount (usually used with “good” or “great”).
- She tended her plants with a great deal of care.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to give out (cards) to players in a card game.
- For this game, you deal seven cards to each player.
synonyms: distribute, give out, hand out
Word Builder: deal +
dealer1: a person whose business is buying and selling.
dealer2: a person who deals the cards in a card game.