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Meaning of ALLOCATE

Pronunciation:  'alu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  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"

ALLOCATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: apportion
 See Also: allot, assign, award, grant, portion, present, ration, ration out, reallocate, reapportion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"lo*cate\, v. t. [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare,
fr. L. ad + locare to place. See {Allow}.]
1. To distribute or assign; to allot. --Burke.

2. To localize. [R.]

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