verb (used with object), al·lo·cat·ed, al·lo·cat·ing.
Origin of allocate
Examples from the Web for re-allocate
They re-allocate resources from (potentially or actually) productive agents to themselves.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Word Origin for allocate
1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from Medieval Latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Related: Allocated; allocating.