The definition of allocate is the act of portioning out something for a certain reason, or to a person or thing.(verb)
Allocate is defined as the act of setting aside something for a certain reason.(verb)
An example of allocate is when a person sets aside a certain amount from their paycheck each week to save for an upcoming vacation.
See allocate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See allocate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb al·lo·cat·ed, al·lo·cat·ing, al·lo·cates
Origin: Medieval Latin allocāre, allocāt-
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin locāre, to place (from locus, place).
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