Allocate (verb)

Assign or set aside (a resource or amount) for a particular purpose.


Late 16th century (in the sense "assign officially"): from latin allocat- "assigned", from the verb allocare, from ad- "to" + locare "place".


  1. The company allocated a budget for research and development.
  2. The government allocated funds for education.
  3. The manager allocated two hours for the meeting.
  4. The charity organization allocated resources for disaster relief.
  5. The teacher allocated a separate project for each student.
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