V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to distribute to, or set aside for, a particular person or purpose
Synonyms: designate, apportion, allot, assign, appropriate
Tips: Allocate is derived from the Latin locus, "place." To allocate is to put something in the correct place. The noun allocation refers to the act of allocating, or designating a place for something.
If you want more energy, you should allocate a portion of each day to exercise. (designate, appropriate)
An equal portion of the estate was allocated to each of the sons. (allotted, assigned)
The allocation of tasks was based on each group member's skill level. (designation, assignment) noun
The committee allocated a portion of the funds to a social event. (appropriated, assigned, designated)
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