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allocate

al·lo·cate

allocate

 
 
pronunciation:
ae l keIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: allocated, allocates, allocating
definition 1: to assign or set aside (money or other resources) for some specific use.
The rest of the funds have been allocated to the building project and cannot be used for other purposes.An equal amount of space in the gallery has been allocated for each artist.
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synonyms:
allot, allow, appropriate, assign, earmark
similar words:
designate, ration, reserve, specify
definition 2: to give out according to a plan; distribute by lot.
As he had requested in his will, his money was allocated to various charities.
synonyms:
allot, apportion, dispense, distribute, divide, mete out, parcel out, share
similar words:
assign, deliver, disperse, disseminate, dole, impart, portion
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derivation: allocation (n.)
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