allocate

  

Definition

Distribute a cost or expense over two or more accounting periods, or charge it to two or more activities, departments, or products.

Use allocate in a sentence

  • You need to allocate all of your funds to the appropriate accounts so that everyone gets what is owed to them.

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  • You must allocate your expenses to the right investments so that all of the money goes where it should be going.

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  • Despite his investment banker's reassurances, Dan thought it unwise to allocate all his 401k savings to opening a worm farm.

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