verb (used with object)
Origin of apportion
Examples from the Web for apportion
Of course, we need to let the two armies investigate what exactly happened and apportion blame.America's Pakistan Mess Gets Worse With Alleged NATO Strike|Bruce Riedel|November 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Pundits love to apportion blame for partisan hostility equally to both sides.
It takes time—sometimes a very long time—to apportion power among different groups within a nascent political system.
The fundamental use that money serves is to apportion incomes of goods so as to make them yield the maximum gratification.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
The first step was, as usual, a treaty between the allies to apportion the fruits of success.The History of Chivalry|G. P. R. James
It had been the duty of the guards to apportion the prisoners their food as well as to watch them.The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery)|Samuel Alexander White
What is the special significance of apportion by which it is distinguished from allot, assign, distribute, or divide?English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Thou first shalt summon the elected saints To their apportion'd Heaven!The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White|Henry Kirke White
British Dictionary definitions for apportion
Word Origin and History for apportion
1570s, from Middle French apportionner, from Old French aporcioner "apportion, share out," from a- "to" (see ad-) + portioner "to divide into portions," from portion "share, portion" (see portion). Related: Apportioned; apportioning.