allocate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin allocare, from ad- (to) + locus (place), plus Latinate English suffix +‎ -ate. Compare allocable, without the -ate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ăl'ə-kāt, IPA(key): /ˈæl.ə.keɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

allocate (third-person singular simple present allocates, present participle allocating, simple past and past participle allocated)

  1. To set aside for a purpose.
    Please do not eat the meringue, as it is allocated for the dinner party tomorrow.
  2. To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition to.
    The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.
  3. (computing) To reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

allocate

  1. inflection of allocare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle[edit]

allocate f pl

  1. feminine plural of allocato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

allocāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of allocō