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English definition of “apportion”

apportion

verb [T]     /əˈpɔːʃən/
to share something between several people or organizations : apportion sth between sb/sth The costs will be apportioned between the buyer and the seller .apportion sth to sb/sth She apportioned 25% of her estate to her grandchildren .apportion sth among sb/sth International agreements apportioning flights among airlines will soon be a thing of the past.
INSURANCE, LAW to decide who is responsible for an accident or event , especially when deciding how much of the costs each person , insurance company , etc. should pay : I'm not here to apportion blame , but only to try and resolve the problem . Liability was apportioned 80-20 in his favour .
ACCOUNTING, TAX to divide costs between different accounts or uses: apportion sth between sb/sth Items such as gas and electricity bills can be apportioned between home and work use.
(Definition of apportion verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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