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apportion

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verb ap·por·tion \ə-ˈpȯr-shən\

Simple Definition of apportion

  • : to divide (something) among or between people : to give (a part of something) to a number of people

Full Definition of apportion

ap·por·tionedap·por·tion·ingplay \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide and share out according to a plan; especially :  to make a proportionate division or distribution of

ap·por·tion·able play \-shə-nə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of apportion

  1. The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.

  2. Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.

  3. The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.



Origin of apportion

Middle French apportionner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + portionner to portion


First Known Use: 1574

Rhymes with apportion




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