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To share in portions; to distribute. To use something for a particular purpose, give something to a particular person etc.

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Usage examples (34)
  • The lawyer decided to allocate the funds to her clients.
  • M 42.4 and then they go on to 'allocate' undecideds, by giving Obama 4%, McCain 2%.
  • So why break your head about how to allocate your assets?
  • A handful of brokerage firms get the rest to allocate to customers.
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