Definition of allocate
- allocate a section of the building for special research purposes
Money from the sale of the house was allocated to each of the children.
We need to determine the best way to allocate our resources.
Have enough funds been allocated to finance the project?
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: to divide and give out (something) for a special reason or to particular people, companies, etc.
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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