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allocate

[ al-uh-keyt ]
/ 藞忙l 蓹藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), al路lo路cat路ed, al路lo路cat路ing.
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
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Origin of allocate

First recorded in 1630鈥40; from Medieval Latin alloc膩tus (past participle of alloc膩re ), equivalent to al- al- + loc(us) 鈥減lace鈥 + -膩tus -ate1

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See assign.

OTHER WORDS FROM allocate

al路lo路ca路tor, nounde路al路lo路cate, verb (used with object), de路al路lo路cat路ed, de路al路lo路cat路ing.re路al路lo路cate, verb (used with object), re路al路lo路cat路ed, re路al路lo路cat路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for allocate

allocate
/ (藞忙l蓹藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to assign or allot for a particular purpose
a less common word for locate (def. 2)

Derived forms of allocate

allocatable, adjective

Word Origin for allocate

C17: from Medieval Latin alloc膩re, from Latin loc膩re to place, from locus a place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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