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"apportion" in British English

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apportionverb [T]

uk   /əˈpɔː.ʃən/  us   /-ˈpɔːr-/ formal
to give or ​share out something, ​especiallyblame or ​money, among several ​people or things: When we ​know how much is ​profit, then we can apportion the ​money among/between us. The ​investigation into the ​aircrash would ​inevitably apportion blame tocertainmembers of the ​crew.
(Definition of apportion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apportion" in American English

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apportionverb [T]

 us   /əˈpɔr·ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/
to give or ​share something among several ​people or things: How should ​medicalcare be ​funded and apportioned?
(Definition of apportion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"apportion" in Business English

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apportionverb [T]

uk   us   /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, ​insurancecompany, 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 ​dividecosts 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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