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Allocate vs. Apportion

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Allocateverb

To set aside for a purpose.

Apportionverb

(transitive) To divide and distribute portions of a whole.

‘The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election.’;

Allocateverb

To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition to.

‘The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.’;

Apportionverb

(transitive) Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable manner; to allocate proportionally.

‘The children were required to dump all of their Halloween candy on the table so that their parents could apportion it among them.’;

Allocateverb

(computing) To reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program.

Apportionverb

To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.

Allocateverb

To distribute or assign; to allot.

Apportionverb

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose;

‘I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis’; ‘I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip’;

Allocateverb

To localize.

Apportionverb

give out as one's portion or share

Allocateverb

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose;

‘I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis’; ‘I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip’;

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