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ALLOCATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does allocate mean? 

ALLOCATE (verb)
  The verb ALLOCATE has 1 sense:

1. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

  Familiarity information: ALLOCATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLOCATE (verb)


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Meaning:

Distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

allocate; apportion

Context examples:

I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis / I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip

Hypernyms (to "allocate" is one way to...):

allot; assign; portion (give out or allot)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "allocate"):

reallocate; reapportion (allocate, distribute, or apportion anew)

ration; ration out (distribute in rations, as in the army)

award; present (give, especially as an honor or reward)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They allocate the money to them
They allocate them the money


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