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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 of allocate allot, allow, apportion, assign, distribute, lot, rationWords Related to allocate 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 of allocate 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 of allocate administer, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorateWords Related to allocate 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 of allocate begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stintAntonyms of allocate 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 of allocate devote, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set byWords Related to allocate bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms of allocate ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse



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