Definition of ALLOCATE

to give as a share or portion <not enough computers to allocate one to every student>
to give out (something) to appropriate individuals <allocated the housework in such a way that the older kids got more than the younger ones>
Antonyms misallocate
to keep or intend for a special purpose <sliced the strawberries after first allocating all the nicest ones for the top of the cake>
Related Words bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, use
Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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