- to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
- to fix the place of; locate.
Origin of allocate
1. See assign.
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- to assign or allot for a particular purpose
- a less common word for locate (def. 2)
Word Origin for allocate
C17: from Medieval Latin allocāre, from Latin locāre to place, from locus a place
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