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portion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of portion

  1. 1 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand <he had always just assumed that lifelong bachelorhood would be his portion> Synonyms circumstance, destiny, doom, fortune, kismet, lot, fateRelated Words accident, casualty [archaic], chance, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard, luck; predestination; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  2. 2 one of the pieces from which something is designed to be assembled <equal portions of the students' day are devoted to study, recreation, and sleep> Synonyms member, partition, part, section, segmentRelated Words component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient, moiety, parcel; cut, length; bit, fragment, particle, scrapNear Antonyms whole; aggregate, composite, compound, sum, total, totality

  3. 3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <each camper gets an equal portion of the food> Synonyms allotment, allowance, cut, end, part, piece, share, proportion, quota, slice, takeRelated Words lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole




portion

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of portion

  1. to give out (something) to appropriate individuals <portioned out the medical supplies equally> Synonyms allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), administer, 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





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