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Synonyms and Antonyms of allocation

  1. 1 a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action <recognizing the importance of the arts in the health of a city, the council increased the allocation for the city's annual jazz festival> Synonyms appropriation, allotment, annuity, entitlement, grant, subsidy, subventionRelated Words aid, assistance, block grant, grant-in-aid, set-aside; foreign aid, relief, state aid; advance, allowance, benefit, bequest, endowment, fund, legacy, stipend, trust, trust fund

  2. 2 the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group <the allocation of Halloween candy became my job when I was too old to go trick-or-treating myself> Synonyms admeasurement, distribution, allotment, apportionment, disbursement, dispensation, division, issuanceRelated Words reallocation, reapportionment, redistribution, redivision, repartition; division, partition, separation

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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