Consider also the following entery quoted from Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary:
allocate allocate allocates allocating allocated If one item or share of something is allocated to a particular person or for a particular purpose, it is given to that person or used for that purpose. Tickets are limited and will be allocated to those who apply first. The 1985 federal budget allocated $7.3 billion for development programmes. Our plan is to allocate one member of staff to handle appointments. VB
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