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English verb: apportion

1. apportion (possession) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

SamplesI am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis.
I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip.


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

Broader (hypernym)allot, assign, portion

Narrower (hyponym)award, present, ration, ration out, reallocate, reapportion

2. apportion (possession) give out as one's portion or share

Synonymsdeal, divvy up, portion out, share

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)distribute, give out, hand out, pass out

Entaildivide, part, separate

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