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al·lo·cate

 (ăl′ə-kāt′)
tr.v. al·lo·cat·ed, al·lo·cat·ing, al·lo·cates
1. To set apart for a special purpose; designate: allocate a room to be used for storage.
2. To distribute according to a plan; allot: allocate rations for a week-long camping trip.

[Medieval Latin allocāre, allocāt- : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin locāre, to place (from locus, place).]

al′lo·cat′a·ble adj.
al′lo·ca′tion n.
al′lo·ca·tor n.
Synonyms: allocate, appropriate, assign, designate, earmark
These verbs mean to reserve or select for a specified purpose: allocated time for recreation; appropriated funds for public education; assigned the new computers to the science lab; designated a location for the new hospital; money that was earmarked for a vacation.

allocate

(ˈæləˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to assign or allot for a particular purpose
2. a less common word for locate2
[C17: from Medieval Latin allocāre, from Latin locāre to place, from locus a place]
ˈalloˌcatable adj

al•lo•cate

(ˈæl əˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate space for storage.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin allocātus, past participle of allocāre to stow = Latin al- al- + locāre to place; see locate]
al′lo•ca`tor, n.
syn: See assign.

allocate


Past participle: allocated
Gerund: allocating

Imperative
allocate
allocate
Present
I allocate
you allocate
he/she/it allocates
we allocate
you allocate
they allocate
Preterite
I allocated
you allocated
he/she/it allocated
we allocated
you allocated
they allocated
Present Continuous
I am allocating
you are allocating
he/she/it is allocating
we are allocating
you are allocating
they are allocating
Present Perfect
I have allocated
you have allocated
he/she/it has allocated
we have allocated
you have allocated
they have allocated
Past Continuous
I was allocating
you were allocating
he/she/it was allocating
we were allocating
you were allocating
they were allocating
Past Perfect
I had allocated
you had allocated
he/she/it had allocated
we had allocated
you had allocated
they had allocated
Future
I will allocate
you will allocate
he/she/it will allocate
we will allocate
you will allocate
they will allocate
Future Perfect
I will have allocated
you will have allocated
he/she/it will have allocated
we will have allocated
you will have allocated
they will have allocated
Future Continuous
I will be allocating
you will be allocating
he/she/it will be allocating
we will be allocating
you will be allocating
they will be allocating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been allocating
you have been allocating
he/she/it has been allocating
we have been allocating
you have been allocating
they have been allocating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been allocating
you will have been allocating
he/she/it will have been allocating
we will have been allocating
you will have been allocating
they will have been allocating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been allocating
you had been allocating
he/she/it had been allocating
we had been allocating
you had been allocating
they had been allocating
Conditional
I would allocate
you would allocate
he/she/it would allocate
we would allocate
you would allocate
they would allocate
Past Conditional
I would have allocated
you would have allocated
he/she/it would have allocated
we would have allocated
you would have allocated
they would have allocated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.allocate - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purposeallocate - 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"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallocate, reapportion - allocate, distribute, or apportion anew; "Congressional seats are reapportioned on the basis of census data"
ration out, ration - distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"
award, present - give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

allocate

verb assign, grant, distribute, designate, set aside, earmark, give out, consign, allow, budget, allot, mete, share out, apportion, appropriate Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.

allocate

verb
1. To set aside or apart for a specified purpose:
2. To set aside or distribute as a share:
Translations
يُخَصِّصيُعْطِي، يُعَيِّن
přidělit
tildele
jaotamavaruma
allokoidajakaajyvittäävarata
úthluta, ætlaúthluta/veita
asignavimasasignuotiskyrimas
asignētpiešķirt
alocar

allocate

[ˈæləʊkeɪt] VT
1. (= allot) → asignar (to a) to allocate funds for a purposeasignar or destinar fondos para un propósito
2. (= distribute) → repartir (among entre)

allocate

[ˈæləkeɪt] vt (= share out) [+ money, funds] → allouer, répartir; [+ tasks, work] → répartir, distribuer; [+ time] → répartir, partager
to allocate sth to sb [+ money, funds, time] → attribuer qch à qn; [+ duties, tasks, work] → assigner qch à qn
to allocate sth to sth [+ sum, time] → allouer qch à qch
to allocate sth for sth → affecter qch à qch

allocate

vt (= allot)zuteilen, zuweisen (to sb jdm); (= apportion)verteilen (→ to auf +acc); tasksvergeben (→ to an +acc); to allocate money to or for a projectGeld für ein Projekt bestimmen; to allocate costsKosten zuweisen or umlegen

allocate

[ˈæləʊkeɪt] vt (allot) to allocate (to) (duties, sum, time) → assegnare (a); (in budget, money) → stanziare (per); (distribute) to allocate (among)ripartire (fra), distribuire (fra)

allocate

(ˈӕləkeit) verb
1. to give (to someone) for his own use. He allocated a room to each student.
2. to set apart (for a particular purpose). They allocated $500 to the project.
ˌalloˈcation noun
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