distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
To set aside for a purpose
To distribute according to a plan
To declare a section of the memory to be used by the program.
Origin: From allocare, from ad- + locus, plus Latinate English suffix . Compare allocable, without the -ate.
to distribute or assign; to allot
Origin: [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare, fr. L. ad + locare to place. See Allow.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al′lo-kāt, v.t. to place: to assign to each his share.—n. Allocā′tion, act of allocating: allotment: an allowance made upon an account. [L. allocāre, ad, to, and locāre, locus, a place.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'allocate' in Verbs Frequency: #620
The numerical value of allocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of allocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We can't directly tell the government how much money to allocate, but we can shine a light on it, i think we can have some impact here.
Some utilities have been divesting their holdings in hydropower and that is now giving an opportunity to long-term financial investors to allocate to those assets.
The problem now is how do we allocate our capital in a way that addresses EMV first and then immediately find the funds to upgrade again and install a better solution.
We've been making new highs, but this isn't an enthusiastic rally, people will likely remain bullish, but they'll keep their powder dry and allocate a little more of their portfolios to cash.
The ways in which senior executives allocate, manage and position their new digital assets and knowledge resources will have a strong bearing on the firm's ability to compete successfully in today's global digital economy.
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- предназначавам, заделям, отпускам, разпределямBulgarian
- asignar, adjudicarSpanish
- jaotama, varumaEstonian
- اختصاص دادنPersian
- jakaa, varata, jyvittää, allokoidaFinnish
- 取り置く, 配置Japanese
- вы́делить, предназна́чить, выделя́ть, предназнача́ть, распределя́ть, назна́чить, распредели́ть, назнача́тьRussian
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