to set apart for a particular purpose; -ssign or allot:
to allocate funds for new projects.
to fix the place of; locate.
verb (transitive)
to -ssign 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.

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