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
Don’t reduce visas but get smarter about how we allocate them.
The rationale for PICC's acquisition of Hua Xia is to allocate its investment-growing portfolio.
The owners of those houses will be compensated and the government will also allocate them new sites.
Make no mistake about it, this board will allocate all resources available to capture these very dangerous criminals.
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.
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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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