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allocate

[al-uh-keyt]
verb (used with object), allocated, allocating.
1.
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
2.
to fix the place of; locate.

Origin:
1630–40; < Medieval Latin allocātus (past participle of allocāre), equivalent to al- al- + loc(us) place + -ātus -ate1

allocator, noun
deallocate, verb (used with object), deallocated, deallocating.
reallocate, verb (used with object), reallocated, reallocating.
unallocated, adjective


1. See assign.
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allocate (ˈæləˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to assign or allot for a particular purpose
2.  a less common word for locate
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin allocāre, from Latin locāre to place, from locus a place]
 
'allocatable
 
adj

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allocate
1630s, from adj. (mid-15c.), from M.L. allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from L. ad- "to" + locare "to place" (see locate).
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