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verb [transitive] allocate pronunciation in British English /ˈæləkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyallocate
he/she/itallocates
present participleallocating
past tenseallocated
past participleallocated
  1. to officially give something to someone, or to decide that something can be used for a specific purpose
    Our task is to decide the best way to allocate scarce resources.
    No agreement was reached on how much money should be allocated.
    allocate someone something: We allocate each student a personal tutor.
    allocate something to someone/something: The committee allocates funds to universities.
    allocate something for something: We’re not saying that these sites should be allocated for development.

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