to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot:
to allocate funds for new projects.
to fix the place of; locate.
to assign or allot for a particular purpose
a less common word for locate (sense 2)
1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from Medieval Latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare “allocate,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + locare “to place” (see locate). Related: Allocated; allocating.
allocheiria allocheiria al·lo·chei·ri·a (āl’ō-kī’rē-ə) n. See allesthesia.
allochromasia allochromasia al·lo·chro·ma·si·a (āl’ō-krō-mā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Change in color of the skin or hair.
Physical Chemistry. pertaining to or having photochemical properties resulting from an impurity or from exposure to radiation. Mineralogy. (of a mineral) having no color in itself but bearing colored impurities.
a geological formation not formed in the region where found and moved to its present location by tectonic forces. Compare (def 3).