Definition of allocate:
hand out, measure out, consecrate, dole out, money, contribute, help, prorate, appropriate, save, collect, give up, hand, portion out, dedicate, lavish, hand over, present, yield, designate, part with, reserve, admeasure, divvy up, set by, lot.
- "This Crowded Earth", Robert Bloch.
In these days of free and open churches it is interesting to read of the arrangements which the churchwardens and vicar made so as to allocate every seat in St. Patrick's Church, Bampton, in 1726. The rule appears to have been based on the land tax, and the list begins with The Lord Vis.- "Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland", Daniel Scott.
The authority which I have requested, to allocate materials in short supply and to impose price ceilings on such materials, could be used, if found necessary, to channel more materials into homes large enough for family life at prices which wage earners can afford.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.