allocate

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

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

  1. To set aside for a purpose.
  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]

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allocate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of allocare
  2. second-person plural imperative of allocare
  3. feminine plural of allocato

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allocāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of allocō