Allocate and Earmark


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Allocate verb – To give as a share or portion.
Usage example: not enough computers to allocate one to every student

Earmark is a synonym for allocate in assign topic. In some cases you can use "Earmark" instead a verb "Allocate", when it comes to topics like allot, collect, set aside. popular alternative
Nearby Words: allotment, allocation, allocator, allocating
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Earmark verb – To keep or intend for a special purpose.
Usage example: the earnings from my second job have been earmarked for a down payment on a car

Allocate is a synonym for earmark in set aside topic. You can use "Allocate" instead a verb "Earmark", if it concerns topics such as allot, collect, reserve. popular alternative
Nearby Words: earmarked, earmarking
Synonyms for Earmark
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