apportion

  • 1 apportion — ap‧por‧tion [əˈpɔːʆn ǁ ɔːr ] verb [transitive] formal to divide and share something between a number of people or organizations: apportion something to/​amongst/​between • a scheme which will apportion shares in state enterprises to the general… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 apportion — 1 allocate, *allot, assign Analogous words: *distribute, divide, dispense, deal, dole: *share, participate, partake Contrasted words: *gather, collect, assemble: consolidate, concentrate, *compact 2 …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Apportion — Ap*por tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Apportioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Apportioning}.] [OF. apportionner, LL. apportionare, fr. L. ad + portio. See {Portion}.] To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 apportion — ap·por·tion /ə pȯr shən/ vt: to make a usu. proportionate division or distribution of (an amount due) according to a plan: as a: to divide (an amount due in tax or other liability) among the parties responsible for respective shares of the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 apportion — (v.) 1570s, from M.Fr. apportionner, from O.Fr. aporcioner apportion, share out, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + portioner to divide into portions, from portion share, portion (see PORTION (Cf. portion)). Related: Apportioned …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 apportion — [v] divide into shares accord, admeasure, administer, allocate, allot, assign, bestow, cut, cut up, deal, dispense, distribute, divvy, divvy up, dole out, give, lot, measure, mete, parcel, part, partition, piece up, prorate, ration, slice, split …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 apportion — ► VERB ▪ share out; assign. DERIVATIVES apportionment noun. ORIGIN Latin apportionare, from portionare divide into portions …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 apportion — [ə pôr′shən] vt. [OFr apportionner: see AD & PORTION] to divide and distribute in shares according to a plan SYN. ALLOT …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 apportion — UK [əˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [əˈpɔrʃ(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms apportion : present tense I/you/we/they apportion he/she/it apportions present participle apportioning past tense apportioned past participle apportioned formal 1) to divide… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 apportion — v. (D; tr.) to apportion among, between (the funds were apportioned among the various departments) * * * [ə pɔːʃ(ə)n] between (the funds were apportioned among the various departments) (D; tr.) to apportion among …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 apportion — ap|por|tion [əˈpo:ʃən US o:r ] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: apportionner, from portionner to portion ] to decide how something should be shared between various people ▪ It s not easy to apportion blame (=say who deserves to be …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 apportion — ap|por|tion [ ə pɔrʃn ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to divide something such as payments between two or more people, organizations, etc.: apportion something among/between: Costs will be apportioned between the federal and local governments. 2. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 apportion — verb (T) to decide how something should be shared between various people (+ among/between): apportioning available funds among the different schools in the district | apportion blame/praise etc (=say who deserves to be blamed or praised): It s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 apportion — apportionable, adj. apportioner, n. /euh pawr sheuhn, euh pohr /, v.t. to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses among the three men. [1565 75; < MF… …

    Universalium

  • 15 apportion — verb /əˈpɔːʃən,əˈpɔɹʃən/ a) To divide and distribute portions of a whole. The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election. b) Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 apportion — verb Apportion is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blame …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 apportion — [[t]əpɔ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n[/t]] apportions, apportioning, apportioned VERB When you apportion something such as blame, you decide how much of it different people deserve or should be given. [FORMAL] [V n prep] The experts are even handed in apportioning… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 apportion — ap•por•tion [[t]əˈpɔr ʃən, əˈpoʊr [/t]] v. t. to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution: to apportion expenses[/ex] • Etymology: 1565–75; < MF apportionner=ap ap… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 apportion — /əˈpɔʃən / (say uh pawshuhn) verb (t) to divide and assign in just proportion or according to some rule; distribute or allocate proportionally: to apportion expenses. {French apportionner, from à to + portionner portion (verb) –apportionable,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 apportion — transitive verb ( tioned; apportioning) Etymology: Middle French apportionner, from a (from Latin ad ) + portionner to portion Date: 1574 to divide and share out according to a plan; especially to make a proportionate division or distribution of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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