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apportion

[ uh-pawr-shuh n, uh-pohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF apportion

Synonyms for apportion

  • administer
  • allocate
  • allot
  • distribute
  • divvy up
  • accord
  • admeasure
  • assign
  • bestow
  • cut
  • deal
  • dispense
  • give
  • lot
  • measure
  • parcel
  • part
  • partition
  • prorate
  • ration
  • slice
  • split
  • cut up
  • divvy
  • dole out
  • mete
  • piece up
  • split up
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Antonyms for apportion

  • keep
  • withhold
  • combine
  • deny
  • hold
  • join
  • refuse
  • take
  • unite
  • monopolize
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPORTION

By its aid, I could apportion the life-time of any mortal at whom you might point your finger.

It is easier of digestion and easier to apportion in uniform rations.

"So apportion your wants that your means may exceed them," says Bulwer.

It is not for any of us to think of attempting to apportion the blame.

By its aid I could apportion the lifetime of any mortal at whom you might point your finger.

One may apportion what he only holds in trust; he shares what is his own.

And why has the state no right to equalize or apportion worldly wealth?

Therefore it is the business of rulers to apportion the burdens precisely.

You had been suffering for this offence, and had not the wisdom to leave it to me to apportion your food.

He does not try to apportion these among New York and the other cities.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French apportionner, from Old French aporcioner "apportion, share out," from a- "to" (see ad-) + portioner "to divide into portions," from portion "share, portion" (see portion). Related: Apportioned; apportioning.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPORTION

admeasure

verballot
  • allocate
  • apportion
  • distribute
  • divide
  • divvy
  • divvy up
  • lot
  • measure out
  • mete
  • ration
  • share
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