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allocates

[ al-uh-keyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF allocates

Synonyms for allocates

  • allot
  • apportion
  • appropriate
  • designate
  • earmark
  • give
  • set aside
  • admeasure
  • budget
  • cut
  • share
  • slice
  • dish out
  • divvy
  • mete
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Antonyms for allocates

  • hold
  • keep
  • withhold
  • keep together
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WORD ORIGIN

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.