to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution:
to apportion expenses among the three men.
So when the blame is apportioned, Abbas and his fellow West Bank leaders have a good deal to answer for.
Hamas Bears Lion’s Share of Blame for Israel-Gaza Tensions Leslie H. Gelb November 17, 2012
One was apportioned to her, and the woman stood by while she undressed.
Little Folks (November 1884) Various
The book was done in a quarter of the time he had apportioned to it.
Despair’s Last Journey David Christie Murray
Provisions were again short, and had to be apportioned sparingly and equally.
Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
It was unfortunate for Irene and Lorna that Mabel had been apportioned to them as a roommate.
The Jolliest School of All Angela Brazil
The supply was limited and on this account one film had been apportioned to certain territory.
The Motion Picture Chums at Seaside Park Victor Appleton
On this calculation the allowance is apportioned to the tonnage.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton
This fine domain, lying between Whittier and Los Angeles, was apportioned long before 1899, among the five purchasers.
Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 Harris Newmark
Or are they to be apportioned in a certain dose to every man?
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume II (of 4) George Grote
So have I apportioned to thee thy work, to Baba Mustapha his; reserving to myself the work that is mine!’
The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete George Meredith
(transitive) to divide, distribute, or assign appropriate shares of; allot proportionally: to apportion the blame
1570s, from Middle French apportionner, from Old French aporcioner “apportion, share out,” from a- “to” (see ad-) + portioner “to divide into portions,” from portion “share, portion” (see portion). Related: Apportioned; apportioning.
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses among the three men. Historical Examples The sun is called Unelanh, the apportioner, just as our word moon means originally the measurer. The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees James Mooney verb (transitive) to divide, distribute, or assign […]
the act of . the determination of the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives according to the proportion of the population of each state to the total population of the U.S. the of members of any other legislative body. Contemporary Examples Had such an apportionment been in place in 2000, Al Gore […]
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another. Historical Examples I ‘appose it’s one of the hard things big peoples has to learn. Little Miss Peggy Mrs. Molesworth verb (transitive) to place side by side or near to each other […]
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another. adjective capable of being apposed or brought into apposition (anatomy) another word for opposable (sense 2) verb (transitive) to place side by side or near to each other (usually foll by to) […]