to give something officially to someone or something for a particular purpose allocate something (for something) A large sum has been allocated for buying new books for the library. allocate something (to somebody/something) They intend to allocate more places for older students this year. More resources are being allocated to the project. allocate somebody/something sth The project is being allocated more resources.
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NAmE//ˈæləˌkeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they allocate
he / she / it allocates
past simple allocated
-ing form allocating