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allot

al·lot

allot

 
 
pronunciation:
lat
part of speech: verb
inflections: allots, allotted, allotting
definition 1: to set apart for a particular purpose; assign.
The teacher allotted an hour for the test.
synonyms:
allow
similar words:
appoint, assign, designate, portion, reserve, separate
definition 2: to give out as portions.
The government allotted the land among the farmers.
 
synonyms:
dispense, distribute, parcel out
similar words:
assign, deliver, divide, portion, ration, share
derivations: allottable (adj.), allotter (n.)