allocate /ˈaləkeɪt/


I. verb [with obj.]

1. distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose

in past years we didn’t allocate enough funds to infrastructure maintenance
[with two objs]
students are allocated accommodation on a yearly basis.
II. derivatives

1. allocable /ˈaləkəb(ə)l /

2. allocator

– origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin allocat- ‘allotted’, from the verb allocare, from ad- ‘to’ + locare (see locate).

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