Search Result for "apportion":
1. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose;
- Example: "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"
- Example: "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
[syn: allocate, apportion]
2. give out as one's portion or share;
[syn: share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Apportion \Ap*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Apportioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Apportioning.] [OF. apportionner, LL. apportionare, fr. L. ad + portio. See Portion.] To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
apportion v 1: distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip" [syn: allocate, apportion] 2: give out as one's portion or share [syn: share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
87 Moby Thesaurus words for "apportion": accord, align, allocate, allot, array, assign, award, be partners in, bestow, carve, carve up, collocate, compose, cooperate, count, cut, cut up, deal, deal out, decrease, dish out, dispense, dispose, distribute, district, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, divvy, divvy up, divvy up with, dole out, fix, give, go even stephen, go fifty-fifty, go halvers, go halves, go shares, grant, halve, increase, line, line up, lot, marshal, measure, mete out, number, parcel, parcel out, part, partition, place, portion, portion out, present, prorate, quantify, quantize, quota, rally, range, rate, ration, reduce, regiment, section, segment, separate, serve, set out, share, share in, share out, share with, shift, slice, slice the pie, slice up, space, split, split the difference, split up, subdivide, zone