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English verb: allot

1. allot (possession) give out


SamplesWe were assigned new uniforms.


Synonymsassign, portion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Narrower (hyponym)allocate, allow, apportion, appropriate, earmark, reserve, set aside

2. allot (possession) allow to have


SamplesGrant a privilege.


Synonymsaccord, grant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)enfranchise, give

3. allot (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions


SamplesAdminister critical remarks to everyone present.
Dole out some money.
Shell out pocket money for the children.
Deal a blow to someone.
The machine dispenses soft drinks.


ExamplesThey allot the food to the people, They allot the people the food


Synonymsadminister, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot









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