1. assign someone/something for a particular purpose






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allocate resources/funds/jobs

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To allocate means to distribute or set aside resources or delegate duties for a particular purpose or use. It can also mean to decide a share of something is to be given to a particular person or group. This is a popular way of talking about distributing money or resources such as government funds or in business English.

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  1. Peter has been allocating a certain amount of his wages each month towards a fund to buy a house. He hopes to have saved enough within another two years.
  2. I made a strict budget to follow while I was studying and allocated a small amount to spend on entertainment each week.

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  1. The CEO allocated some of the company's funds for research and development in order to help them stay ahead of their rivals.
  2. Once the project was given the go-ahead, Sarah had to allocate jobs to members of her team

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