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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, for them 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/timeSharing
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