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allocate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of allocate

  1. 1 to give as a share or portion <not enough computers to allocate one to every student> Synonyms allot, allow, apportion, assign, distribute, lot, rationRelated Words admeasure, administer, deal, dispense, divide, dole out, hand out, measure, mete (out), meter, parcel (out), part, portion, prorate, share (out), split; accord, award, give, grant; earmark, reserve; chip in, contribute, donate; reallocate, reapportion, reassign, redistributeNear Antonyms begrudge, deny, deprive (of); keep, retain, stint, withhold; appropriate, arrogate, confiscate

  2. 2 to give out (something) to appropriate individuals <allocated the housework in such a way that the older kids got more than the younger ones> Synonyms administer, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorateRelated Words admeasure, allot, allow, appropriate, assign, dish out, divide, divvy (up), dollop (out), lot, measure (out), part, proportion, ration, redistribute, set, share (out), split; bestow, disburse, furnish, issue, provide, share, supply; circulate, disperse, disseminate, scatter, spread; chip in, contribute, donate, pledge; reallocate, reapportionNear Antonyms begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stintAntonyms misallocate

  3. 3 to keep or intend for a special purpose <sliced the strawberries after first allocating all the nicest ones for the top of the cake> Synonyms devote, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set byRelated Words bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse




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