›INSURANCE, LAWto 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, TAXto dividecosts between different accounts or uses: apportion sth between sb/sthItems such as gas and electricity bills can be apportioned between home and work use.
According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with