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Related to apportion: reapportion
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide or assign: Apportion the bonus among the staff.
Not to be confused with:
a portion – any part of any whole; segment, section: I read only a portion of the book.
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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).]
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(tr) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionally: to apportion the blame.
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ap•por•tion(əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr-)
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses.
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Past participle: apportioned
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|Verb||1.||apportion - 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"|
reallocate, reapportion - allocate, distribute, or apportion anew; "Congressional seats are reapportioned on the basis of census data"
|2.||apportion - give out as one's portion or share|
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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.
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apportion[əˈpɔːʃən] VT [+ resources etc] → repartir, distribuir; [+ blame] → asignar
the blame is to be apportioned equally → todos tienen la culpa por partes iguales
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= attribute) to apportion sth to sb [+ blame, responsibility] → attribuer qch à qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt money, food, land → aufteilen; duties → zuteilen; to apportion something to somebody → jdm etw zuteilen; to apportion something among or between several people → etw zwischen mehreren Leuten aufteilen, etw unter mehrere Leute (gleichmäßig) verteilen; the blame must be apportioned equally → die Schuld muss allen in gleicher Weise or zu gleichen Teilen angelastet werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
apportion[əˈpɔːʃ/ən] vt (praise, blame) → attribuire
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