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Apportion   /əpˈɔrʃən/   Listen

(past & past part. apportioned; pres. part. apportioning)
Distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose.  Synonym: allocate.  "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
Give out as one's portion or share.  Synonyms: deal, divvy up, portion out, share.

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"Apportion" Quotes from Famous Books

... the result of the Elections has not come up to the confident anticipations of our Party. Seats have been lost that ought to have been retained. On the other hand, we have failed to win seats that we had a right to count upon as certainties. It is not easy to apportion the responsibility for failure. Over-confidence and a consequent want of energy may have had something to do with it; but the chief reason is to be found in the disgracefully defective organisation of the Party. The story is an old one. We have ourselves deemed it our duty to lay ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, July 23, 1892 • Various

Words linked to "Apportion" :   give out, allot, hand out, divide, present, portion, pass out, separate, part, ration, award, apportionable, assign, allocate, ration out, reallocate, distribute

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