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allot

al·lot

allot

 
 
pronunciation:
lat
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: allots, allotted, allotting
definition 1: to designate (an amount) to be used or given out.
We allotted only two days to complete the job, so we had to work at top speed.Each guest is allotted one bath towel and one hand towel.
synonyms:
allow, apportion
similar words:
allocate, appoint, assign, designate, earmark, portion, reserve, separate, specify
definition 2: to give out by lot; allocate; apportion.
After the war, the government allotted the land among the farmers.
 
synonyms:
allocate, apportion, dispense, distribute, parcel out
similar words:
assign, deal, deliver, divide, dole out, mete, portion, ration, share
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derivations: allottable (adj.), allotter (n.)