To set apart

to separate to a particular use; to separate from the rest; to reserve.

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2 : to set apart for a certain purpose or use <The school appropriated funds for new books.
The codification of whiteness, efforts across the still new nation to set apart the rights of whites from the those denied to blacks, was taking place.
1 : to set apart for some purpose : devote <The land was dedicated as a nature preserve.
2 : to set apart for or have as a special purpose : intend <The Web site is designed for fun.
1 : to set apart for a special purpose <The land was devoted to wildlife preservation.
4 : to set apart as different or special <The officers distinguished themselves by heroic actions.