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    What is the different between "allocate" and "assign"?

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    I just a English learner. Could everyone please figure out what different between "allocate" and "assign" for me? more detail will be better, many thanks

    Best Regards,

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    Re: What is the different between "allocate" and "assign"?

    Welcome to the board, Daniel.

    Have you looked up these words in a dictionary? You should be able to find examples of their use.

    If you have any questions about specific doubts, ask again.

    Rover

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    Re: What is the different between "allocate" and "assign"?

    Quote Originally Posted by danielwu View Post
    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I just a English learner. Could everyone please figure out what different between "allocate" and "assign" for me? more detail will be better, many thanks

    Best Regards,
    Hi danielwu,

    Here are a few words concerning your post..

    assign = allocate a task to a person

    allocate

    1. To set apart for a special purpose; designate: allocate a room to be used for storage.
    2. To distribute according to a plan; allot: allocate rations for a week-long camping trip.

    assign

    To transfer to another, as to assign one's right to receive rental income from property to another. To designate for a particular function, as to assign an attorney to defend an indigent in a criminal prosecution. To specify or point out, as to assign errors in a lower court proceeding on a writ of error that is submitted to request a court to reverse the judgment of the lower court.

    allocate = allot, apportion, appropriate, assign, budget, designate, disperse, distribute, earmark, ration, set aside, share out

    Regards,

    V.

    I'm not a teacher.

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