verb (used with object), al·lo·cat·ed, al·lo·cat·ing.
Origin of allocate
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Word Origin and History for reallocate
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.