Definition of apportion
- Representatives are apportioned among the states.
The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.
Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.
The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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