Apportion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɔːrʃn|  American pronunciation of the word apportion
Brit.  |əˈpɔːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word apportion


- distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose (syn: allocate)
- give out as one's portion or share (syn: deal, portion out, share)

Extra examples

It's not easy to apportion blame (=say who deserves to be blamed) when a marriage breaks up.

Court costs were equally apportioned between them.

The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.

Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.

The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.

The funds were apportioned among the various departments.

The funds were apportioned among various departments.

I have apportioned you different duties each day of the week.

We are not here to apportion blame.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: apportion
he/she/it: apportions
present participle: apportioning
past tense: apportioned
past participle: apportioned
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