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apportion

ap·por·tion

apportion

 
 
pronunciation:
por shn
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: apportioned, apportioning, apportions
definition: to assign, adjust, or distribute parts so as to maintain the proper proportion; allot.
He apportioned the bread among the children.
synonyms:
admeasure, allocate, allot, deal, mete out, parcel out, ration, share
similar words:
dispense, disperse, distribute, divide, dole out, lay, measure out, portion
derivations: apportionable (adj.), apportioner (n.)