allocate


allocate
I verb administer, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, arrange, assign, assort, cast, class, classify, collocate, consign, deal, deal out, designate, destine, detail, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, divide, divide and bestow in shares, dole out, earmark, fix, give out, grant, group, hand out, intend, line up, locate, marshal, mete, parcel out, place, portion off, portion out, prescribe, prorate, ration, render, set apart, set aside, set out, share, situate, specify associated concepts: allocate funds, special allocatur II index allot, apportion, arrange (methodize), assign (allot), classify, delegate, demarcate, detail (assign), disburse (distribute), dispense, disperse (disseminate), distribute, divide (distribute), dole, expend (disburse), marshal, mete, parcel, partition, pigeonhole, prorate, regulate (adjust), relegate, sort, split, tabulate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


allocate
v.
To distribute for a particular purpose; to assign; to allot. In taxation, to allot portions of income to different purposes.
n.
allocation
adj.
allocable

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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