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APPORTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apportion mean? 

APPORTION (verb)
  The verb APPORTION has 2 senses:

1. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
2. give out as one's portion or share

  Familiarity information: APPORTION used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPORTION (verb)


Sense 1apportion [BACK TO TOP]

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 "apportion" is one way to...):

allot; assign; portion (give out or allot)

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

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


Sense 2apportion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give out as one's portion or share

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

divvy up; portion out; apportion; share; deal

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

distribute; give out; hand out; pass out (give out)

"Apportion" entails doing...:

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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