What does allocate mean?

Definitions for allocateˈæl əˌkeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word allocate.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allocate

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Bob:

    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.

  2. Oldrik Verloop:

    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.

  3. Grant Shih:

    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.

  4. Wayne Kaufman:

    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.

  5. Med Yones:

    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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Translations for allocate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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