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allocate

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Definition distribute according to a plan

or:

set apart for a special purpose
  • allocate time and resources
  • The company has committed to allocating more money for research and development.
  • Each state determines how to allocate its presidential delegates.
  • For instance, what was that matter of our last allocation of new rail vanishing from the storehouse in Pittsburgh?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But opinions still divided on how the loan would be allocated.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Another was to focus NFL front office minds on how to allocate their dollars.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • How else can we distinguish between you, allocate assignments?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Most has been allocated to the archers on the outer walls.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It was a subtle point of recognition; only one superior kind allocated to one elite circle.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The housemen also resupplied the ground soldiers if they sold their allocated amount.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The farthest rooms in the house were allocated to Jean's mania for photography.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • A tremendous allocation of resources would be required to ensure your safety, and I simply cannot spare them at this time.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I looked over the budget of the Security Police and found nothing resembling an allocation for the Zalachenko club.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • What was horrifying about Prudence's death was not that the hospital allocated its resources poorly, but that it neglected a human being in its care.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The room they've been allocated, with its narrow space and low ceiling, will be enough to show what contempt the court has for these people.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • We allocated one hundred grams for luxury items.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The allocated space next to the fire was vacant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • We'll allocate about a minute and a half for you in the schedule.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • One day he received an allocation of wood at the official price.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • If I may be arrogant enough to offer advice, I've found that it's essential for my sanity to allocate a certain portion of the day for my own interests.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest

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