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verb [transitive] formal American English pronunciation: apportion /əˈpɔrʃ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
present participleapportioning
past tenseapportioned
past participleapportioned
  1. 1
    to divide something such as payments between two or more people, organizations, etc.
    apportion something among/between:

    Costs will be apportioned between the federal and local governments.

  2. 2
    to say who should be blamed for something
    apportion blame/liability:

    The report carefully avoids apportioning blame to any individuals.

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