Allocate and Appropriate


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Allocate verb – To give out (something) to appropriate individuals.
Usage example: allocated the housework in such a way that the older kids got more than the younger ones

Appropriate is a synonym for allocate in assign topic. In some cases you can use "Appropriate" instead a verb "Allocate", when it comes to topics like activity, adopt, allot, collect.
Nearby Words: allotment, allocation, allocator, allocating
Synonyms for Allocate


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Appropriate verb – To take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right.
Allocate is a synonym for appropriate in activity topic. You can use "Allocate" instead a verb "Appropriate", if it concerns topics such as adopt, allot, collect.
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate

Common collocations

life allocate life appropriate life
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