Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

allocate

allocate
Meaning(s)
1) assign someone/something for a particular purpose
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • allocate resources/funds/jobs
  • Analysis
     To allocate means to distribute or set aside resources or delegate duties for a particular purpose or use. It can also mean to decide a share of something is to be given to a particular person or group. This is a popular way of talking about distributing money or resources such as government funds or in business English.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Peter has been allocating a certain amount of his wages each month towards a fund to buy a house. He hopes to have saved enough within another two years.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The CEO allocated some of the company's funds for research and development in order to help them stay ahead of their rivals.
    2. Once the project was given the go-ahead, Sarah had to allocate jobs to members of her team
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