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English definition of “allocate”

allocate

verb [T]     /ˈæl.ə.keɪt/
C1 to give something to someone as their share of a total amount , to use in a particular way: The government is allocating £10 million for health education . [+ two objects] As project leader , you will have to allocate people jobs /allocate jobs to people . It is not the job of the investigating committee to allocate blame for the disaster /to allocate blame to individuals .Sharing allocation     /ˌæl.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] C2 the allocation of resources / funds / time Sharing
(Definition of allocate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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