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misallocate

[mis-al-uh-keyt] /mɪsˈæl əˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), misallocated, misallocating.
1.
to allocate mistakenly or improperly:
to misallocate resources.
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misallocation, noun
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  • Governments do not need any more money, and they misallocate much of what they already take from us.
  • Excessive and ill-conceived pay encourages chief executives to overreach and misallocate resources.
  • But so badly did it manage risk and misallocate capital that our payments mechanism was in danger of collapse.
  • Indeed, the favorable treatment of capital gains plays a role in many tax shelters that misallocate investment.

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