Definitions for allocateˈæl əˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allocate, apportion(verb)

    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"


  1. allocate(Verb)

    To set aside for a purpose

  2. allocate(Verb)

    To distribute according to a plan

  3. allocate(Verb)

    To declare a section of the memory to be used by the program.

  4. Origin: From allocare, from ad- + locus, plus Latinate English suffix . Compare allocable, without the -ate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allocate(verb)

    to distribute or assign; to allot

  2. Allocate(verb)

    to localize

  3. Origin: [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare, fr. L. ad + locare to place. See Allow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'allocate' in Verbs Frequency: #620

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  • предназначавам, заделям, отпускам, разпределямBulgarian
  • zuteilenGerman
  • kvotigiEsperanto
  • asignar, adjudicarSpanish
  • jaotama, varumaEstonian
  • اختصاص دادنPersian
  • jakaa, varata, jyvittää, allokoidaFinnish
  • allouerFrench
  • stanziareItalian
  • 取り置く, 配置Japanese
  • przydzielićPolish
  • alocarPortuguese
  • вы́делить, предназна́чить, выделя́ть, предназнача́ть, распределя́ть, назна́чить, распредели́ть, назнача́тьRussian
  • avsättaSwedish

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