apportion


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ap·por·tion

 (ə-pôr′shən)
tr.v. ap·por·tioned, ap·por·tion·ing, ap·por·tions
To divide and assign according to a plan; allot: "The tendency persists to apportion blame as suits the circumstances" (Natalie Angier). See Synonyms at distribute.

[French apportioner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-, ad-) + portionner, to divide into portions (from portion, portion; see portion).]

apportion

(əˈpɔːʃən)
vb
(tr) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionally: to apportion the blame.
apˈportionable adj
apˈportioner n

ap•por•tion

(əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr-)

v.t.
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses.
[1565–75; < Middle French apportionner=ap- ap-1 + portionner portion]
ap•por′tion•er, n.

apportion


Past participle: apportioned
Gerund: apportioning

Imperative
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Present
I apportion
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Preterite
I apportioned
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Present Continuous
I am apportioning
you are apportioning
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Present Perfect
I have apportioned
you have apportioned
he/she/it has apportioned
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Past Continuous
I was apportioning
you were apportioning
he/she/it was apportioning
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Past Perfect
I had apportioned
you had apportioned
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Future
I will apportion
you will apportion
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Future Perfect
I will have apportioned
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Future Continuous
I will be apportioning
you will be apportioning
he/she/it will be apportioning
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you will be apportioning
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apportioning
you have been apportioning
he/she/it has been apportioning
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apportioning
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he/she/it will have been apportioning
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you will have been apportioning
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apportioning
you had been apportioning
he/she/it had been apportioning
we had been apportioning
you had been apportioning
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Conditional
I would apportion
you would apportion
he/she/it would apportion
we would apportion
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Past Conditional
I would have apportioned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.apportion - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purposeapportion - 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"
2.apportion - give out as one's portion or shareapportion - give out as one's portion or share  
hand out, pass out, give out, distribute - give to several people; "The teacher handed out the exams"

apportion

verb divide, share, deal, distribute, assign, allocate, dispense, give out, allot, mete out, dole out, measure out, parcel out, ration out They are even-handed in apportioning the blame.

apportion

verb
To set aside or distribute as a share:
Translations
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apportion

[əˈpɔːʃən] VT [+ resources etc] → repartir, distribuir; [+ blame] → asignar
the blame is to be apportioned equallytodos tienen la culpa por partes iguales

apportion

[əˈpɔːrʃən] vt
(= share out) → répartir, distribuer
(= attribute) to apportion sth to sb [+ blame, responsibility] → attribuer qch à qn

apportion

vt money, food, landaufteilen; dutieszuteilen; to apportion something to somebodyjdm etw zuteilen; to apportion something among or between several peopleetw zwischen mehreren Leuten aufteilen, etw unter mehrere Leute (gleichmäßig) verteilen; the blame must be apportioned equallydie Schuld muss allen in gleicher Weise or zu gleichen Teilen angelastet werden

apportion

[əˈpɔːʃn] vt (praise, blame) → attribuire
References in classic literature ?
Only occasionally did we exchange a few words with one another-- words, for the most part, that were of little purport or substance, yet words to which it delighted me to apportion their several meanings, their peculiar secret values.
It is not for us men to apportion the shares of moral guilt and retribution.
By its aid I could apportion the lifetime of any mortal at whom you might point your finger.
And in order to do so, let us apportion society into its class divisions.
But most extraordinary of all is their mode of speaking about virtue and the gods: they say that the gods apportion calamity and misery to many good men, and good and happiness to the wicked.
In every State, a certain proportion of inhabitants are deprived of this right by the constitution of the State, who will be included in the census by which the federal Constitution apportions the representatives.
We will not pretend to say that Heaven always apportions to a man's capability of endurance the anguish with which he afflicts him; for that, indeed, would not be true, since Heaven permits the existence of death, which is, sometimes, the only refuge open to those who are too closely pressed - too bitterly afflicted, as far as the body is concerned.
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In his initial statement announcing the inquiry last week, Prime Minister Gordon Brown told MPs its role would be to establish what lessons could be learned from the conflict and not to apportion blame.
I'VE heard these words so many times from Roger Whittaker at Huddersfield Coroners' Court: "I'm not here to apportion blame.
Depending on the content of the report which will apportion responsibility and what responsibilities it will apportion.
Allowing a co-op to apportion the small ethanol producer credit on a pro-rata basis among its patrons.