V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to distribute to, or set aside for, a particular person or purpose

Synonyms: designate, apportion, allot, assign, appropriate

Antonyms: stockpile

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.

Usage Examples:

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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