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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.


Synonymsallocate


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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