To allocate funds for housing.
An example of allocate is when a person sets aside a certain amount from their paycheck each week to save for an upcoming vacation.
An example of allocate is when a boss schedules a certain amount of time each morning in order to go over the day’s business with their employees.
An example of allocate is when a group of people are lost in the woods and they divide up their food and water, giving out an equal portion to each individual.
Allocate rations for a week-long camping trip.
Allocate a room to be used for storage.
Origin of allocate
- Medieval Latin allocāre allocāt- Latin ad- ad- Latin locāre to place (from locus place)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition