allocate

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Allocate is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
allocate

Third-person singular
allocates

Past tense
allocated

Past participle
allocated

Present participle
allocating

  1. (transitive) If you allocate something, you set it aside or plan to use it for a particular purpose. The term is often used with money or resources.
    We need to change the way that the research money is being allocated.
    The government is allocating scarce resources to the military when they should be used for growing food.

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