Definition of apportion verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apportion

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃn//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apportion
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃn//
 
he / she / it apportions
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃnz//
 
past simple apportioned
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃnd//
 
past participle apportioned
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃnd//
 
-ing form apportioning
BrE BrE//əˈpɔːʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːrʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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to divide something among people; to give a share of something to somebody apportion something The programme gives the facts but does not apportion blame. apportion something among/between/to somebody They apportioned the land among members of the family. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Old French apportionner or medieval Latin apportionare, from ad- ‘to’ + portionare ‘divide into portions’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apportion