allocate

01. The government has agreed to [allocate] funds for the restoration of the old town.
02. The company director wants to [allocate] additional staff to the marketing department.
03. The new budget [allocates] an increase of over a billion dollars to the Ministry of Health.
04. Members of the Opposition want the government to review its aid [allocation] for Haiti in response to a recent report on human rights abuses in the island nation.
05. A request for the [allocation] of additional funds has been sent to the Board of Directors.
06. A plan has been outlined to [allocate] a sizeable portion of the land under development to the construction of low-cost housing.
07. The money set aside for the new project has been [reallocated] to the expansion of a different project.
08. Due to the huge demand, tickets will be [allocated] using a lottery system.
09. The admin staff is suggesting that the space which has been [allocated] for their offices in the new building is insufficient.
10. Almost half of a teacher's time is [allocated] to preparing classes and marking assignments and tests.
11. As a social selection agency, the school has the job of identifying, [allocating] and certifying talent.
12. Parents are concerned that only 3% of the school's budget is being [allocated] towards purchasing computer equipment, while over 60% will go towards increasing salaries for teachers and administrators.
13. We were able to sell our entire [allocation] of tickets for the charity concert in just over a week.
14. By [allocating] an extra two billion dollars to the health budget, we expect that waiting lists for surgery will be greatly reduced.
15. The Prime Minister has promised to [allocate] additional funds for municipalities in the upcoming budget.
16. The majority of forests in this province have been [allocated] through long term licenses mostly controlled by a few large corporations.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • allocate — al‧lo‧cate [ˈæləkeɪt] verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE to decide officially that a particular amount of money, time etc should be used for a particular purpose: allocate something for something • The company has allocated funds for the design of… …   Financial and business terms

  • allocate — (v.) 1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid 15c. in legal use), from M.L. allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare allocate, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + locare to place (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • allocate — I verb administer, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate, arrange, assign, assort, cast, class, classify, collocate, consign, deal, deal out, designate, destine, detail, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, divide, divide and bestow in… …   Law dictionary

  • allocate — [al′ō kāt΄, al′əkāt΄] vt. allocated, allocating [< ML allocatus, pp. of allocare < L ad , to + locare, to place < locus: see LOCUS] 1. to set apart for a specific purpose [to allocate funds for housing] 2. to distribute in shares or… …   English World dictionary

  • Allocate — Al lo*cate, v. t. [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare, fr. L. ad + locare to place. See {Allow}.] 1. To distribute or assign; to allot. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. To localize. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allocate —   [engl.], zuweisen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • allocate — *allot, assign, apportion Analogous words: *distribute, dispense, divide, deal, dole: *grant, accord, award Contrasted words: withhold, detain, retain, hold, hold back, *keep …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • allocate — [v] assign; divide among admeasure, allot, apportion, appropriate, budget, cut, designate, dish out*, divvy*, earmark, give, mete, set aside, share, slice; concepts 41,98,108,129 Ant. keep, keep together …   New thesaurus

  • allocate — ► VERB ▪ assign or distribute to. DERIVATIVES allocable adjective allocation noun allocative adjective allocator noun. ORIGIN Latin allocare …   English terms dictionary

  • allocate */ — UK [ˈæləkeɪt] / US [ˈæləˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms allocate : present tense I/you/we/they allocate he/she/it allocates present participle allocating past tense allocated past participle allocated to officially give something to someone,… …   English dictionary

  • allocate — al|lo|cate [ ælə,keıt ] verb transitive * to officially give something to someone, or decide that something can be used for a specific purpose: Our task is to decide the best way to allocate scarce resources. No agreement was reached on how much… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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